Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, 75006-75007 [2020-25923]

Download as PDF 75006 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL21–18–000] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. v. Evergy Kansas Central, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on November 17, 2020, pursuant to sections 206, 210, and 306 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824e, 824i, 825e, and Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Evergy Kansas Central, Inc. (Respondent) alleging that the Respondent has not implemented its generation formula rate for the 2020 Annual Update in accordance with the terms of the Formula Rate Agreement and with Commission orders, regulations, and generally applicable ratemaking policies, and has violated, and continues to violate, the Formula Rate Agreement, i.e., the filed rate, all as more fully explained in the complaint. The Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts listed for Respondent in the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondents’ answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondents’ answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. 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. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 7, 2020. Dated: November 18, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25926 Filed 11–23–20; 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: RP21–216–000. Applicants: Driftwood Holdings LLC, Driftwood LNG LLC. Description: Joint Petition For Limited Waiver, et al. of Driftwood Holdings LLC., et al. under RP21–216. Filed Date: 11/13/20. Accession Number: 20201113–5244. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/25/20. Docket Numbers: RP21–220–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 111720 Negotiated Rates—Mercuria Energy America, LLC R–7540–02 to be effective 12/1/2020. Filed Date: 11/17/20. Accession Number: 20201117–5009. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/30/20. Docket Numbers: RP21–221–000. Applicants: Northwest Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: NWP 2021 Leap Year Rate Removal to be effective 1/1/2021. Filed Date: 11/17/20. Accession Number: 20201117–5030. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/30/20. Docket Numbers: RP21–222–000. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicants: LLOG Exploration & Production Company, L, Talos Exploration, LLC. Description: Joint Petition For Limited Waiver, et al. of LLOG Exploration & Production Company, L.L.C., et al. under RP21–222. Filed Date: 11/17/20. Accession Number: 20201117–5153. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/24/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified date(s). Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 18, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25928 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3472–024] Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting 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. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 3472–024. c. Date filed: April 30, 2020. d. Applicant: Aspinook Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Quinebaug River in New London and Windham Counties, Connecticut. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices h. Applicant Contact: Mark Boumansour, Chief Operating Officer, Gravity Renewables, Inc., 1401 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302; Phone at (303) 440–3378, or email at mark@ gravityrenewables.com. i. FERC Contact: Kristine Sillett at (202) 502–6575, or kristine.sillett@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–3472– 024. 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, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing Wyre Wynd Project consists of: (1) A concrete-encased masonry dam that includes: (a) A 473foot-long, 18-foot-high spillway with 2foot-high wooden flashboards, and one, 5-foot-wide by 3-foot-high sluice gate; (b) a 100-foot-long left abutment that includes a 65-foot-wide headgate structure with five, 10-foot-wide by 12foot-high headgates; and (c) a 4-footlong right abutment; (2) a 333-acre impoundment with a usable storage capacity of 167-acre-feet at a normal elevation of 97.3 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929; (3) a 170-footlong, 50-foot-wide forebay that includes: (a) A 60-foot-long, 10-foot-high auxiliary spillway; and (b) two, 10-foot-wide by 12-foot-high arched-top low-level outlet VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 gates; (4) a powerhouse intake structure located at the downstream end of the forebay that includes: (a) A 37-foot-high steel trash rack structure varying in width from 19.5 feet to 21.3 feet, with a clear bar spacing of 2.6 inches; and (b) a 16-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter steel penstock that supplies flow to the main 2.7-megawatt (MW) S-type Kaplan turbine-generator unit housed within the 30-foot-wide, 100-foot-long concrete powerhouse; (5) a 450-foot-long, 50-footwide tailrace that receives discharges from the main turbine-generator unit; (6) a second intake structure branching off of the right side of the forebay, approximately 35 feet downstream of the headgate structure, that includes: (a) A 4-foot-wide by 4-foot-high head gate; (b) a 9-foot-wide by 20-foot-high trash rack structure with 1.5-inch clear bar spacing that extends from the floor of the headgate structure to approximately 12 feet below the forebay water surface; and (c) a 40-foot-long, 4-foot-diameter steel penstock that provides flow to a mini, in-line 0.08-MW fixed-blade propeller turbine-generator unit; (7) a 10-foot-long, 30-foot-wide tailrace that receives discharges from the mini turbine-generator unit; (8) an 80-footlong, 600-volt transmission line that connects the generators to the local utility distribution system; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The project creates an approximately 400-foot-long bypassed reach of the Quinebaug River. The current license requires an instantaneous minimum flow of 120 cubic feet per second (cfs), or inflow, whichever is less, downstream from the dam to protect fish and wildlife resources in the Quinebaug River. The project generates an average of 11,000 megawatt-hours annually (estimate based on generation from 2003 through 2015). Aspinook Hydro proposes to: (1) Operate the project in a run-of-river mode; (2) provide an 84-cfs minimum flow to the bypassed reach; and (3) provide upstream and downstream fish passage. m. A copy of the application is available for review 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 75007 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. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE; (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments November 2020 Comments on Scoping Document 1 January 2021 Request Additional Information (if necessary) February 2021 Issue Scoping Document 2 February 2021 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis March 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: November 18, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25923 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3472-024]


Aspinook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing 
and Soliciting 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. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 3472-024.
    c. Date filed: April 30, 2020.
    d. Applicant: Aspinook Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Quinebaug River in New London and Windham 
Counties, Connecticut. No federal lands are occupied by the project 
works or located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).

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    h. Applicant Contact: Mark Boumansour, Chief Operating Officer, 
Gravity Renewables, Inc., 1401 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302; Phone 
at (303) 440-3378, or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Kristine Sillett at (202) 502-6575, or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days 
from the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and protests using the Commission's eFiling system 
at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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. The first 
page of any filing should include docket number P-3472-024.
    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, but is not ready 
for environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The existing Wyre Wynd Project consists of: (1) A concrete-
encased masonry dam that includes: (a) A 473-foot-long, 18-foot-high 
spillway with 2-foot-high wooden flashboards, and one, 5-foot-wide by 
3-foot-high sluice gate; (b) a 100-foot-long left abutment that 
includes a 65-foot-wide headgate structure with five, 10-foot-wide by 
12-foot-high headgates; and (c) a 4-foot-long right abutment; (2) a 
333-acre impoundment with a usable storage capacity of 167-acre-feet at 
a normal elevation of 97.3 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 
1929; (3) a 170-foot-long, 50-foot-wide forebay that includes: (a) A 
60-foot-long, 10-foot-high auxiliary spillway; and (b) two, 10-foot-
wide by 12-foot-high arched-top low-level outlet gates; (4) a 
powerhouse intake structure located at the downstream end of the 
forebay that includes: (a) A 37-foot-high steel trash rack structure 
varying in width from 19.5 feet to 21.3 feet, with a clear bar spacing 
of 2.6 inches; and (b) a 16-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter steel penstock 
that supplies flow to the main 2.7-megawatt (MW) S-type Kaplan turbine-
generator unit housed within the 30-foot-wide, 100-foot-long concrete 
powerhouse; (5) a 450-foot-long, 50-foot-wide tailrace that receives 
discharges from the main turbine-generator unit; (6) a second intake 
structure branching off of the right side of the forebay, approximately 
35 feet downstream of the headgate structure, that includes: (a) A 4-
foot-wide by 4-foot-high head gate; (b) a 9-foot-wide by 20-foot-high 
trash rack structure with 1.5-inch clear bar spacing that extends from 
the floor of the headgate structure to approximately 12 feet below the 
forebay water surface; and (c) a 40-foot-long, 4-foot-diameter steel 
penstock that provides flow to a mini, in-line 0.08-MW fixed-blade 
propeller turbine-generator unit; (7) a 10-foot-long, 30-foot-wide 
tailrace that receives discharges from the mini turbine-generator unit; 
(8) an 80-foot-long, 600-volt transmission line that connects the 
generators to the local utility distribution system; and (9) 
appurtenant facilities. The project creates an approximately 400-foot-
long bypassed reach of the Quinebaug River.
    The current license requires an instantaneous minimum flow of 120 
cubic feet per second (cfs), or inflow, whichever is less, downstream 
from the dam to protect fish and wildlife resources in the Quinebaug 
River.
    The project generates an average of 11,000 megawatt-hours annually 
(estimate based on generation from 2003 through 2015).
    Aspinook Hydro proposes to: (1) Operate the project in a run-of-
river mode; (2) provide an 84-cfs minimum flow to the bypassed reach; 
and (3) provide upstream and downstream fish passage.
    m. A copy of the application is available for review 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 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.
    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. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 
CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate 
action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests 
or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
deadline date for the particular application.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST, 
or MOTION TO INTERVENE; (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain 
copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any 
protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative 
of the applicant specified in the particular application.
    o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as 
appropriate.

Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments November 2020
Comments on Scoping Document 1 January 2021
Request Additional Information (if necessary) February 2021
Issue Scoping Document 2 February 2021
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis March 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: November 18, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-25923 Filed 11-23-20; 8:45 am]
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