Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 10945-10946 [2021-03681]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 15, 2021. Dated: February 17, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03672 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3511–024] Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 3511–024. c. Date filed: May 29, 2020. d. Applicant: Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Groveville Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Fishkill Creek, in the City of Beacon, Dutchess 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 h. Applicant Contact: Tim Carlsen, CEO, Hydroland, Inc.,1 403 Madison Ave. #240, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; Phone at (844) 493–7612 or email at tim@hydrolandcorp.com. i. FERC Contact: Jeremy Feinberg at (202) 502–6893 or jeremy.feinberg@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: March 19, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–3511– 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 but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The Groveville Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 167-foot-long, 37-foot-high concrete gravity dam, with a 140-foot-long spillway having a crest elevation of 172.4 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29) and topped with 3-foot-high wooden flashboards; (2) an impoundment with a gross storage capacity of approximately 1 In a February 9, 2021 filing, the Commission was notified that Enel Green Power North America, Inc. transferred all its ownership interests for Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC to Hydroland, Inc. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10945 43 acre-feet and a surface area of 5 acres at a normal pool elevation of 175.4 feet NGVD29; (3) an intake structure with two gates and a 27-foot-high, 34-footwide trash rack; (4) a 9-foot-diameter, approximately 140-foot-long riveted steel underground penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing three fixedoutput turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 927 kilowatts; (6) a 4-foot-high submerged stilling basin weir approximately 60 feet downstream of the dam spillway; (7) a 20-foot-wide, 90-foot-long tailrace; (8) a 20-foot-long underground generator lead connecting to a step-up transformer that connects to a 13.2-kilovolt, 40-foot-long underground transmission line that then connects to a 15-foot-long aerial transmission line before connecting to the regional grid; and (9) appurtenant facilities. m. 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., scoping 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 (P–3511). 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, (886) 208–3673 or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY). n. 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. o. Scoping Process: The Commission staff intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Groveville Hydroelectric Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA document will consider impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued on February 17, 2021. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 10946 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the NEPA document were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of the SD may be viewed on the web at 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. For assistance, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 17, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03681 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14803–004] PacifiCorp, Klamath River Renewal Corporation, and the States of California and Oregon; Notice of Application for Transfer of License, Soliciting Comments, 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. Application Type: Transfer of Project License. b. Project No: 14803–004. c. Date Filed: January 13, 2021. d. Applicant: PacifiCorp, Klamath River Renewal Corporation, and the States of California and Oregon. e. Name of Project: Lower Klamath Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Klamath River in Klamath County, Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The project includes federal lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: For transferor— PacifiCorp: Ryan Flynn, Chief Legal Officer, PacifiCorp, 825 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 2000, Portland, OR 97232, ryan.flynn@pacificorp.com, 503–813– 5865. For transferees—Klamath River Renewal Corporation: Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Director, Klamath River Renewal Corporation, 2001 Addison Street, Suite 317, Berkeley, CA 94704, (415) 820–4441, info@ klamathrenewal.org. State of California: Joshua E. Adrian, Duncan Weinberg Genzer & Pembroke, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 P.C., 1667 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006, jea@dwgp.com, 202–791–3590. State of Oregon: Anika E. Marriott, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, 1162 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, Anika.E.Marriott@doj.state.or.us, 503– 947–4520. i. FERC Contact: Diana Shannon, (202) 502–6136, diana.shannon@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: March 19, 2021. 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, 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 numbers P–14803–004. 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 whose name appears 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. Description of Request: On January 13, 2021, PacifiCorp (transferor) and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Renewal Corporation) and the States of California and Oregon (transferees) jointly filed an application to transfer the license for the Lower Klamath Project No. 14803 from PacifiCorp to the PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Renewal Corporation and the States of California and Oregon as co-licensees. PacifiCorp and the transferees jointly propose to transfer the license to Renewal Corporation and the States of California and Oregon for the purpose of surrendering, decommissioning, and removing the project dams, if approved separately by the Commission. The project includes four developments: J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate. On July 16, 2020, the Commission issued an order approving a partial transfer of the license for the project from PacifiCorp to PacifiCorp and the Renewal Corporation as co-licensees. PacifiCorp, 172 FERC ¶ 61,062 (2020). The order was contingent on PacifiCorp remaining on the license as a colicensee and required compliance with certain conditions before it would take effect. In the January 13 filing, PacifiCorp and the Renewal Corporation state that they do not accept their status as co-licensees under the July 16 order. On November 17, 2020, in a separate proceeding, PacifiCorp and the Renewal Corporation filed an amended application to surrender the license and decommission the Lower Klamath Project. Decommissioning activities would include the full removal of the four developments. The Commission issued notice of that application on December 16, 2020, soliciting comments, motions to intervene, and protests in the surrender proceeding. In the January 13 filing, the applicants request that, in any order approving the transfer, the Commission establish an extended period of time—until 30 days following any Commission order approving the surrender application— for the transferees to accept the license transfer and their co-licensee status. As a result, PacifiCorp would remain as the sole licensee for the Lower Klamath Project while the Commission considers what action to take on the surrender application. l. Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at 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. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03681]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3511-024]


Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 3511-024.
    c. Date filed: May 29, 2020.
    d. Applicant: Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Groveville Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Fishkill Creek, in the City of Beacon, Dutchess 
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: Tim Carlsen, CEO, Hydroland, Inc.,\1\ 403 
Madison Ave. #240, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; Phone at (844) 493-7612 
or email at [email protected].
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    \1\ In a February 9, 2021 filing, the Commission was notified 
that Enel Green Power North America, Inc. transferred all its 
ownership interests for Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC to Hydroland, Inc.
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    i. FERC Contact: Jeremy Feinberg at (202) 502-6893 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: March 19, 2021.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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. The first page of any filing should include docket 
number P-3511-024.
    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 but is not ready for 
environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The Groveville Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 167-
foot-long, 37-foot-high concrete gravity dam, with a 140-foot-long 
spillway having a crest elevation of 172.4 feet National Geodetic 
Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29) and topped with 3-foot-high wooden 
flashboards; (2) an impoundment with a gross storage capacity of 
approximately 43 acre-feet and a surface area of 5 acres at a normal 
pool elevation of 175.4 feet NGVD29; (3) an intake structure with two 
gates and a 27-foot-high, 34-foot-wide trash rack; (4) a 9-foot-
diameter, approximately 140-foot-long riveted steel underground 
penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing three fixed-output turbine-
generator units with a total rated capacity of 927 kilowatts; (6) a 4-
foot-high submerged stilling basin weir approximately 60 feet 
downstream of the dam spillway; (7) a 20-foot-wide, 90-foot-long 
tailrace; (8) a 20-foot-long underground generator lead connecting to a 
step-up transformer that connects to a 13.2-kilovolt, 40-foot-long 
underground transmission line that then connects to a 15-foot-long 
aerial transmission line before connecting to the regional grid; and 
(9) appurtenant facilities.
    m. 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., scoping 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 (P-
3511). 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, (886) 208-3673 or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY).
    n. 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.
    o. Scoping Process: The Commission staff intends to prepare an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
for the Groveville Hydroelectric Project in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA document will 
consider impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.
    Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping 
meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, 
recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued 
on February 17, 2021.

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    Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the 
NEPA document were distributed to the parties on the Commission's 
mailing list and the applicant's distribution list. Copies of the SD 
may be viewed on the web at 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. For assistance, call 1-866-
208-3676 or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: February 17, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-03681 Filed 2-22-21; 8:45 am]
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