EONY Generation Limited; 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, 10058-10059 [2021-03271]

Download as PDF 10058 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 31 / Thursday, February 18, 2021 / Notices BILLING CODE 6450–01–C DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4334–017] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES EONY Generation Limited; 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.: 4334–017. c. Date filed: January 28, 2021. d. Applicant: EONY Generation Limited (EONY). e. Name of Project: Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Indian River, in the Village of Philadelphia in Jefferson County, New York. 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: Franz Kropp, Director, Generation, EONY, 7659 Lyonsdale Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368; (613) 225–0418, ext. 7498. Murray Hall, Manager, Generation, EONY, 7659 Lyonsdale Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368; (613) 382–7312. i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter at (202) 502–6512, or Emily.Carter@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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Feb 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: March 29, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. 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. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project (P– 4334–017). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project consists of (1) a 65-acre reservoir at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 475.4 feet; 1 (2) two concrete dams joined by an island and designated as the east diversion dam, which is 60 feet long and 2 to 3 feet high with a crest elevation of 474.4 feet, and topped with 1.2-foot-high flashboards, and the west diversion dam, which has two sections totaling approximately 30 feet long and 10.4 feet high with a crest elevation of 475.4 feet; (3) a 45-foot-long non-overflow section that includes a reinforced concrete intake structure; (4) a 377-foot-long, 9.5-foot-diameter concrete penstock; (5) a 54.5-foot-long by 30-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse; (6) one 3.645-megawatt horizontal Kaplan-type turbinegenerator unit; (7) trashracks with 2.5inch clear spacing; (8) a 4,160-volt, approximately 50-foot-long buried transmission line; (9) a switchyard; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation was 10,092,492 kilowatt-hours for the period from 2016 to 2020. EONY currently operates the project in run-of-river mode and discharges a minimum flow of 20 cubic feet per second (cfs) into the project’s 1,250-footlong bypassed reach to project aquatic resources. As part of the license application, EONY filed a settlement agreement entered into between itself, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. As part of the settlement agreement, EONY proposes to: (1) Continue to operate the project in a run-of-river mode; (2) 1 All elevations are in National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 EN18FE21.006</GPH> [FR Doc. 2020–29108 Filed 2–17–21; 8:45 am] Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 31 / Thursday, February 18, 2021 / Notices provide a minimum flow in the bypassed reach of 28 cfs; 2 (3) install seasonal trashracks with 1-inch spacing; (4) implement a Trashrack Operations and Maintenance Plan, a Bat and Eagle Protection Plan, an Invasive Species Management Plan, and an Impoundment Drawdown and Cofferdam Plan; and (5) implement several improvements to an existing fishing platform to make it accessible to persons with disabilities, including the addition of an accessible parking space, an associated access aisle and access route from the accessible parking space to the fishing platform, and modifications to the railing surrounding the fishing platform. o. In addition to publishing the full text of this notice in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this notice, as well as other documents in the proceeding (e.g., license application) 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 (P–4334). 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, (866) 208–3676 or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY). You may also register online at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ FERCOnline.aspx 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: 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)— March 2021 Request Additional Information—March 2021 Issue Acceptance Letter—June 2021 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments—July 2021 Request Additional Information (if necessary)—September 2021 Issue Scoping Document 2—October 2021 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—October 2021 q. 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: February 11, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03271 Filed 2–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14633–0033] New England Hydropower Company, LLC Albion Hydro, LLC; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. On December 28, 2020, New England Hydropower Company, LLC, exemptee for the Albion Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 14633, filed a letter notifying the Commission that the project was transferred from New England Hydropower Company, LLC to Albion Hydro, LLC. The exemption from licensing was originally issued on September 24, 2020.1 The project would be located on the Blackstone River, near the towns of Cumberland and Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Albion Hydro, LLC is now the exemptee of the Albion Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 14633. All correspondence must be forwarded to: Mr. Michael C. Kerr, CEO, Albion Hydro, LLC, 100 Cummings Center Drive, Suite 451 C, Beverly, MA 01915, Phone: (978) 360–2547, Email: Michael@nehydropower.com. Dated: February 11, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–03273 Filed 2–17–21; 8:45 am] 2 EONY determined that the proposed 28-cfs minimum flow would not result in incremental losses of generation compared to the current condition because the field measurement of the existing minimum flow was approximately 28 cfs, which accounted for flashboard leakage and was most likely present during the term of the existing license. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Feb 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 New England Hydropower Company, LLC, 172 FERC ¶ 62,167 (2020). PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10059 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: RP21–468–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Third GMS Filing—Intermediate to be effective 3/12/2021. Filed Date: 2/10/21. Accession Number: 20210210–5033. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/22/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–469–000. Applicants: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Noble Energy, Inc. Description: Joint Petition For Temporary Waiver, et al. of Noble Energy, Inc., et al. under RP21–469. Filed Date: 2/10/21. Accession Number: 20210210–5133. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/15/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–470–000. Applicants: Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate PAL Amendments— Clearwater & Mercuria to be effective 2/10/2021. Filed Date: 2/10/21. Accession Number: 20210210–5134. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/22/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–471–000. Applicants: Tourmaline Oil Corp., Tourmaline Oil Marketing Corp. Description: Joint Petition For Temporary Waiver, et al. of Tourmaline Oil Corp., et al. under RP21–471. Filed Date: 2/10/21. Accession Number: 20210210–5143. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/15/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–472–000. Applicants: RH energytrans, LLC. Description: Request for Waiver of Requirement to File FL&U Percentage Adjustment of RH energytrans, LLC under RP21–472. Filed Date: 2/10/21. Accession Number: 20210210–5147. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/22/21. 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 comment date. Protests may be considered, but E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 4334-017]


EONY Generation Limited; 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.: 4334-017.
    c. Date filed: January 28, 2021.
    d. Applicant: EONY Generation Limited (EONY).
    e. Name of Project: Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Indian River, in the Village of Philadelphia in 
Jefferson County, New York. 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: Franz Kropp, Director, Generation, EONY, 7659 
Lyonsdale Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368; (613) 225-0418, ext. 7498. 
Murray Hall, Manager, Generation, EONY, 7659 Lyonsdale Road, Lyons 
Falls, NY 13368; (613) 382-7312.
    i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter at (202) 502-6512, 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: March 29, 2021.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. 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. All filings must clearly identify the project name and 
docket number on the first page: Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project (P-
4334-017).
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Project Description: The existing Philadelphia Hydroelectric 
Project consists of (1) a 65-acre reservoir at a normal maximum water 
surface elevation of 475.4 feet; \1\ (2) two concrete dams joined by an 
island and designated as the east diversion dam, which is 60 feet long 
and 2 to 3 feet high with a crest elevation of 474.4 feet, and topped 
with 1.2-foot-high flashboards, and the west diversion dam, which has 
two sections totaling approximately 30 feet long and 10.4 feet high 
with a crest elevation of 475.4 feet; (3) a 45-foot-long non-overflow 
section that includes a reinforced concrete intake structure; (4) a 
377-foot-long, 9.5-foot-diameter concrete penstock; (5) a 54.5-foot-
long by 30-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse; (6) one 3.645-
megawatt horizontal Kaplan-type turbine-generator unit; (7) trashracks 
with 2.5-inch clear spacing; (8) a 4,160-volt, approximately 50-foot-
long buried transmission line; (9) a switchyard; and (10) appurtenant 
facilities. The average annual generation was 10,092,492 kilowatt-hours 
for the period from 2016 to 2020.
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    \1\ All elevations are in National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 
1929.
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    EONY currently operates the project in run-of-river mode and 
discharges a minimum flow of 20 cubic feet per second (cfs) into the 
project's 1,250-foot-long bypassed reach to project aquatic resources.
    As part of the license application, EONY filed a settlement 
agreement entered into between itself, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and the New York State Department of Environmental 
Conservation. As part of the settlement agreement, EONY proposes to: 
(1) Continue to operate the project in a run-of-river mode; (2)

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provide a minimum flow in the bypassed reach of 28 cfs; \2\ (3) install 
seasonal trashracks with 1-inch spacing; (4) implement a Trashrack 
Operations and Maintenance Plan, a Bat and Eagle Protection Plan, an 
Invasive Species Management Plan, and an Impoundment Drawdown and 
Cofferdam Plan; and (5) implement several improvements to an existing 
fishing platform to make it accessible to persons with disabilities, 
including the addition of an accessible parking space, an associated 
access aisle and access route from the accessible parking space to the 
fishing platform, and modifications to the railing surrounding the 
fishing platform.
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    \2\ EONY determined that the proposed 28-cfs minimum flow would 
not result in incremental losses of generation compared to the 
current condition because the field measurement of the existing 
minimum flow was approximately 28 cfs, which accounted for 
flashboard leakage and was most likely present during the term of 
the existing license.
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    o. In addition to publishing the full text of this notice in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this notice, as well 
as other documents in the proceeding (e.g., license application) 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 (P-
4334). 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, (866) 208-3676 or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY).
    You may also register online at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx 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: 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)--March 2021
Request Additional Information--March 2021
Issue Acceptance Letter--June 2021
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments--July 2021
Request Additional Information (if necessary)--September 2021
Issue Scoping Document 2--October 2021
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis--October 2021

    q. 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: February 11, 2021.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
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