Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin; Notice of Intent to File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, 59783-59784 [2020-20983]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 23, 2020 / Notices extending across the Arizona-New Mexico State border, consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 1,333foot-long, 542-foot-high earthen rock fill dam (Upper Reservoir) with a surface area of 392 acres; and a total storage capacity of 35,043 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 8,970 feet average mean sea level (msl); (2) a 1,134-foot-long, 166-foot-high earthen rock fill dam (Lower Reservoir) with a surface area of 534 acres, and a total storage capacity of 36,209 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 5,656 feet average msl; (3) two 300-footlong, 23-foot-diameter penstocks shafts; two 2,841-foot penstock vertical shafts; six 250-foot draft tube; and one 15,880foot horizontal headrace tunnel with 16foot diameter; (4) a 300-foot-long, 75foot-wide, 160-foot-high reinforced concrete powerhouse housing six 250megawatt fixed turbines generators; up to two 150-megawatt turbines with variable speed machines; (5) four 24,788-foot-long low pressure tailrace tunnels; (6) a 59,664-foot-long water source pipeline connecting the water pumping station located at the San Juan River to the Lower Reservoir for initial fill and make-up water; (7) two new double circuit 500-kilovolt (kV) electric transmission lines that connect the project switchyard to the propose existing uprates 500-kV transmission lines, and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual power generation at the Beclabito Energy Storage Center Project would be 2,628 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Thomas Conroy, Co-Founder, Kinetic Power, LLC. Post Office Box 32482, Santa Fe, NM 87506, tconroy@ kineticpowerco.com. 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Sep 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–15034) 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. 2020–20982 Filed 9–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL20–56–000] PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On September 17, 2020, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL20–56–000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2018), instituting an investigation into whether PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s Tariff may be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory, or preferential. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 172 FERC ¶ 61,243 (2020). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL20–56–000, 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. EL20–56–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214 (2019), PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59783 within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. 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:// 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. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFile’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. 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. Dated: September 17, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20977 Filed 9–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2444–036] Northern States Power Company— Wisconsin; Notice of Intent to File License Application, Filing of PreApplication Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 2444–036. c. Date Filed: July 29, 2020. d. Submitted By: Northern States Power Company—Wisconsin (Northern States) e. Name of Project: White River Hydroelectric Project. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 59784 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 23, 2020 / Notices f. Location: On the White River, in Ashland County, Wisconsin. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Matthew J. Miller, Northern States Power Company—Wisconsin, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702; email—matthew.j.miller@ xcelenergy.com; phone at (715) 737– 1353; or Shawn Puzen, Mead & Hunt, Inc., 1720 Lawrence Drive, De Pere, Wisconsin 54115–3901; email shawn.puzen@meadhunt.com; phone at 920–593–6865. i. FERC Contact: Paul Makowski at (202) 502–6836; or email at paul.makowski@ferc.gov. j. Northern States filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on July 29, 2020, and provided public notice of its request on the same date. In a letter dated September 16, 2020, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Northern States’ request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Northern States as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Northern States filed a PreApplication Document (PAD); including a proposed process plan and schedule with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD may be viewed and/or printed on the Commission’s website (http://www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Sep 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. The PAD is also available on the applicant’s project website at http:// hydrorelicensing.com. 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 Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a subsequent license for Project No. 2444. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.20, each application for a subsequent license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by July 31, 2023. p. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 16, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20983 Filed 9–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER20–2888–000] Townsite Solar, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Townsite Solar, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is October 7, 2020. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. 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. 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. Dated: September 17, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20974 Filed 9–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2444-036]


Northern States Power Company--Wisconsin; Notice of Intent to 
File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving 
Use of the Traditional Licensing Process

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and 
Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    b. Project No.: 2444-036.
    c. Date Filed: July 29, 2020.
    d. Submitted By: Northern States Power Company--Wisconsin (Northern 
States)
    e. Name of Project: White River Hydroelectric Project.

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    f. Location: On the White River, in Ashland County, Wisconsin. No 
federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the 
project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Matthew J. Miller, Northern States 
Power Company--Wisconsin, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., P.O. Box 8, Eau 
Claire, WI 54702; [email protected]; phone at 
(715) 737-1353; or Shawn Puzen, Mead & Hunt, Inc., 1720 Lawrence Drive, 
De Pere, Wisconsin 54115-3901; email [email protected]; phone at 
920-593-6865.
    i. FERC Contact: Paul Makowski at (202) 502-6836; or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Northern States filed its request to use the Traditional 
Licensing Process on July 29, 2020, and provided public notice of its 
request on the same date. In a letter dated September 16, 2020, the 
Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Northern 
States' request to use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 
7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations 
thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and 
implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating 
consultation with the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer, as 
required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the 
implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic 
Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Northern States as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and 
consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    m. Northern States filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD); 
including a proposed process plan and schedule with the Commission, 
pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD may be viewed and/or printed on the 
Commission's website (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. The PAD is also available 
on the applicant's project website at http://hydrorelicensing.com. 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 Online 
Support at [email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY).
    o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an 
application for a subsequent license for Project No. 2444. Pursuant to 
18 CFR 16.20, each application for a subsequent license and any 
competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at 
least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All 
applications for license for this project must be filed by July 31, 
2023.
    p. Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.

    Dated: September 16, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-20983 Filed 9-22-20; 8:45 am]
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