Nevada PSH Energy Storage LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 59780-59781 [2020-20981]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 59780 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 23, 2020 / Notices mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The proposed Clifton to Palmyra ALine Abandonment Project includes the following activities: • Disconnect the existing 24-inchdiameter M600A and the existing 20inch-diameter M600J at Northern’s existing Clifton Compressor Station; • disconnect the existing 24-inchdiameter M590A and the existing 24inch-diameter M600A at Northern’s existing Beatrice Compressor Station; • disconnect the existing 24-inchdiameter M590A at Northern’s existing Palmyra Compressor Station; • abandon in-place 54.3 miles of existing 24-inch-diameter M600A mainline in Gage and Jefferson Counties, Nebraska, and Washington and Clay Counties, Kansas; • abandon in-place 19.9 miles of existing 20-inch-diameter M600J mainline in Clay and Washington Counties, Kansas; • abandon in-place 41.7 miles of existing 24-inch-diameter M590A in Otoe, Lancaster, and Gage Counties, Nebraska, between Palmyra and Beatrice, Nebraska; and • install a new 15,900-horsepower turbine driven compressor unit at Northern’s existing Beatrice Compressor Station near Beatrice, Nebraska. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the project area. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov), on the natural gas environmental documents page (https:// www.ferc.gov/industries-data/naturalgas/environment/environmentaldocuments). In addition, the EA may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on the FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/ferconline/elibrary/overview), select ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e. CP20–460). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 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For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the Commission. Be sure to reference the project docket number (CP20–460–000) on your letter. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Only intervenors have the right to seek PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rehearing or judicial review of the Commission’s decision. At this point in this proceeding, the timeframe for filing timely intervention requests has expired. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene out-of-time pursuant to Rule 214(b)(3) and (d) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214(b)(3) and (d)) and show good cause why the time limitation should be waived. Motions to intervene are more fully described at https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/ferconline/how-guides. 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 all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Dated: September 16, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20986 Filed 9–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 15031–000] Nevada PSH Energy Storage LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On April 27, 2020, the Nevada PSH Energy Storage LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, and resubmitted on June 18, 2020, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Ruby Hill Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project to be located in Eureka, Nevada. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 23, 2020 / Notices term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would be located at the existing Ruby Hill Mine an existing open pit mine with the pump storage utilizing and existing deep open pit mine for the lower reservoir and an earthen dam for the upper reservoir. The project consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 3,474foot-long, 30-meter-high earthen dam (Upper Reservoir) with a surface area of 20 acres; and a total storage capacity of 1,941 acre-feet at a normal maximum surface elevation of 1,231 feet average mean sea level (msl); (2) an existing open pit mine (Lower Reservoir) that will not require a dam with a maximum surface elevation of 1,707 average msl, and a storage capacity of 2,000 acre-feet; (3) two 4,760-foot-long, 10-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (4) an underground powerhouse housing four 50-megawatt pump turbine units at an approximate elevation of 1,670 msl, the final dimension is to be determined; (5) a single 15-foot-diameter low pressure draft tube that will extend approximately 80 feet from the powerhouse to the Lower Reservoir; (6) the initial fill water would come from water purchased from existing water right holders, with an estimated 100gallons per minute (gpm) from Eureka wastewater treatment plant to be used as a make-up water source; (7) a 200-mega volt amp substation for converting the 20-kilovolt (kV), generator/motor voltage to 230- kV, a new 230- kV, 13,000-foot-long transmission lines that connect the new substation to the existing 230-kV transmission lines at Machacek substation, and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual power generation at the Ruby Hill Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project would be 730 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Werner, Managing Director, Nevada PSH Energy Storage LLC. 7425 East Columbia Drive, Spokane, Washington 99212, michaelawerner@comcast.net. FERC Contact: Ousmane Sidibe; Phone: (202) 502–6245. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Sep 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ QuickComment.aspx. 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, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, more information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s website at https://www.ferc.gov/ferconline/elibrary/overview. Enter the docket number (P–15031) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 17, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20981 Filed 9–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER18–1247–001. Applicants: Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Description: Report Filing: EAL Refund Report (ER18–1247–001) to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 9/16/20. Accession Number: 20200916–5056. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2446–001. Applicants: Bitter Ridge Wind Farm, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Deficiency Filing for Bitter Ridge PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59781 Reactive Rate Schedule to be effective 9/ 14/2020. Filed Date: 9/17/20. Accession Number: 20200917–5040. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/28/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2878–003. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff Amendment: Third Amendment to Wholesale Distribution Tariff Rate Case 2020 (WDT3), PWRPA 30 to be effective 11/15/2020. Filed Date: 9/16/20. Accession Number: 20200916–5071. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2878–004. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff Amendment: Fourth Amendment to Wholesale Distribution Tariff Rate Case 2020 (WDT3), PWRPA56 to be effective 11/ 15/2020. Filed Date: 9/16/20. Accession Number: 20200916–5075. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2878–005. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff Amendment: Fifth Amendment to Wholesale Distribution Tariff Rate Case 2020 (WDT3), S Cove to be effective 11/15/2020. Filed Date: 9/16/20. Accession Number: 20200916–5077. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/20 Docket Numbers: ER20–2878–006. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff Amendment: Sixth Amendment to Wholesale Distribution Tariff Rate Case 2020 (WDT3), Western to be effective 11/15/2020. Filed Date: 9/16/20. Accession Number: 20200916–5079. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2878–007. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff Amendment: Seventh Amendment to Wholesale Distribution Tariff Rate Case 2020 (WDT3), WPA to be effective 11/15/ 2020. Filed Date: 9/16/20. Accession Number: 20200916–5082. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–2878–008. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20981]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 15031-000]


Nevada PSH Energy Storage LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On April 27, 2020, the Nevada PSH Energy Storage LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, and resubmitted on June 18, 2020, 
pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to 
study the feasibility of the Ruby Hill Pumped Hydro Energy Storage 
Project to be located in Eureka, Nevada. The sole purpose of a 
preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority 
to file a license application during the permit

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term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to 
perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or 
waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would be located at the existing Ruby Hill 
Mine an existing open pit mine with the pump storage utilizing and 
existing deep open pit mine for the lower reservoir and an earthen dam 
for the upper reservoir. The project consist of the following new 
facilities: (1) A 3,474-foot-long, 30-meter-high earthen dam (Upper 
Reservoir) with a surface area of 20 acres; and a total storage 
capacity of 1,941 acre-feet at a normal maximum surface elevation of 
1,231 feet average mean sea level (msl); (2) an existing open pit mine 
(Lower Reservoir) that will not require a dam with a maximum surface 
elevation of 1,707 average msl, and a storage capacity of 2,000 acre-
feet; (3) two 4,760-foot-long, 10-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (4) an 
underground powerhouse housing four 50-megawatt pump turbine units at 
an approximate elevation of 1,670 msl, the final dimension is to be 
determined; (5) a single 15-foot-diameter low pressure draft tube that 
will extend approximately 80 feet from the powerhouse to the Lower 
Reservoir; (6) the initial fill water would come from water purchased 
from existing water right holders, with an estimated 100-gallons per 
minute (gpm) from Eureka wastewater treatment plant to be used as a 
make-up water source; (7) a 200-mega volt amp substation for converting 
the 20-kilovolt (kV), generator/motor voltage to 230- kV, a new 230- 
kV, 13,000-foot-long transmission lines that connect the new substation 
to the existing 230-kV transmission lines at Machacek substation, and 
(8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual power generation at 
the Ruby Hill Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project would be 730 
gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Werner, Managing Director, Nevada 
PSH Energy Storage LLC. 7425 East Columbia Drive, Spokane, Washington 
99212, [email protected].
    FERC Contact: Ousmane Sidibe; Phone: (202) 502-6245.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications using the Commission's eFiling system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. Commenters can submit brief 
comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the 
eComment system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx. 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, you may submit a paper copy. 
Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via 
any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852.
    In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the 
Federal Register, more information about this project, including a copy 
of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link 
of Commission's website at https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/elibrary/overview. Enter the docket number (P-15031) in the docket number field 
to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 17, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-20981 Filed 9-22-20; 8:45 am]
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