New Hampshire Renewable Resources, LLC; 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, 11283-11284 [2021-03800]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices Dated: February 18, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03799 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 15003–001] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES New Hampshire Renewable Resources, LLC; 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: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 15003–001. c. Date filed: February 8, 2021. d. Applicant: New Hampshire Renewable Resources, LLC (New Hampshire Renewable). e. Name of Project: Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project (project). f. Location: On the Sugar River in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. 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: Mr. Paul V. Nolan, New Hampshire Renewable Resources, LLC, 5515 North 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22205; Phone at (703) 534–5509, or email at pvnpvndiver@ gmail.com. i. FERC Contact: Michael Watts at (202) 502–6123, or michael.watts@ ferc.gov. j. The current license for the Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project is held by Sugar River Hydro II, LLC (Sugar River Hydro) under Project No. 10934. On April 30, 2019, Sugar River Hydro filed a letter stating that it does not intend to file an application for a subsequent license. In response to a solicitation notice issued by the Commission on May 8, 2019, New Hampshire Renewable filed a pre-application document and notice of intent to file an application for the project. Commission staff assigned Project No. 15003 for the licensing proceeding initiated by New Hampshire Renewable’s filing. k. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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). l. 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. m. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: April 9, 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: Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project (P– 15003–001). n. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. o. Project Description: The existing Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 115.5-foot-long, 10foot-high reinforced concrete dam that includes the following sections: (a) A 35-foot-long left abutment section with a cut-off wall; (b) a 44.5-foot-long spillway section with a crest elevation of 822 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum 1929 (NGVD 29) that contains: (i) Two 11.5-foot-wide, 10-foot-high stanchion bays equipped with wooden stop logs; (ii) an 11.5-foot-wide, 10-foothigh hydraulically-operated steel slide PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11283 gate; and (iii) a 3-foot-wide sluiceway; and (c) a 36-foot-long right abutment section with a cut-off wall; (2) a 1.4-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 11 acre-feet at an elevation of 822 feet NGVD 29; (3) a 14-foot-wide, 12-foothigh intake structure adjacent to the right abutment equipped with a trashrack with 1-inch clear bar spacing; (4) a 730-foot-long buried penstock that includes a 500-foot-long, 7-footdiameter steel section and a 230-footlong, 7-foot-diameter concrete section; (5) a 35-foot-long, 27-foot-wide concrete and brick masonry powerhouse containing a single 200-kilowatt Francis-type turbine-generator unit; (6) a 75-foot-long, 4.16-kilovolt overhead transmission line and a transformer that connects the project to the local utility distribution system; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project creates an approximately 400-foot-long bypassed reach of the Sugar River. p. The current license requires the licensee to: (1) Operate the project in an instantaneous run-of-river mode; (2) release a continuous minimum bypassed reach flow of 15 cubic feet per second (cfs) or inflow, whichever is less, through the sluiceway from June 16 through March 30, and release a minimum bypassed reach flow of 20 cfs from April 1 through June 15, during the downstream migration season for Atlantic Salmon smolts. The project is operated in a run-of-river mode by manually raising and lowering the spillway slide gate, and removing/ adding stop logs to the stanchion bays to pass flows and maintain a constant impoundment water surface elevation. Downstream fish passage is provided through the sluiceway. The average annual generation of the project is approximately 650 megawatt-hours. New Hampshire Renewable is not proposing any new project facilities or changes in project operation. q. 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–15003). 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 on March 13, 2020. For assistance, E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11284 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices 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. r. 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). Request Additional Information. Issue Acceptance Letter ....... Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments. Request Additional Information (if necessary). Issue Scoping Document 2 ... Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis. April 2021. April 2021. July 2021. August 2021. October 2021. November 2021. November 2021. s. 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 18, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03800 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER21–1165–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Purge Energy 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 Purge Energy 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, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 March 10, 2021. 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:// 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 18, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03809 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: RP21–496–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: MEP Cashout Filing to be effective 4/1/2021. Filed Date: 2/17/21. Accession Number: 20210217–5009. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–497–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: REX 2021–02–17 Non-Conforming Negotiated Rate Amendment to be effective 2/18/2021. Filed Date: 2/17/21. Accession Number: 20210217–5015. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–498–000. Applicants: Viking Gas Transmission Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate PAL Agreement—World Fuel VR1052 to be effective 2/17/2021. Filed Date: 2/17/21. Accession Number: 20210217–5051. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–499–000. Applicants: Vector Pipeline L.P. Description: Annual Report of Operational Purchases and Sales of Vector Pipeline L.P. under RP21–499. Filed Date: 2/17/21. Accession Number: 20210217–5103. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–500–000. Applicants: Northern Natural Gas Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 20210217 Negotiated Rate to be effective 2/18/2021. Filed Date: 2/17/21. Accession Number: 20210217–5106. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–501–000. Applicants: Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate PAL Agreement—Koch GN0790 Extension to be effective 2/17/ 2021. Filed Date: 2/17/21. Accession Number: 20210217–5107. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–502–000. Applicants: EQT Energy, LLC, Chevron USA Inc. Description: Joint Petition For Limited Waiver, et al. of EQT Energy, LLC, et al. under RP21–502. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 24, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 15003-001]


New Hampshire Renewable Resources, LLC; 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: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 15003-001.
    c. Date filed: February 8, 2021.
    d. Applicant: New Hampshire Renewable Resources, LLC (New Hampshire 
Renewable).
    e. Name of Project: Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project (project).
    f. Location: On the Sugar River in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. 
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: Mr. Paul V. Nolan, New Hampshire Renewable 
Resources, LLC, 5515 North 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22205; Phone at 
(703) 534-5509, or email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Michael Watts at (202) 502-6123, or 
[email protected].
    j. The current license for the Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project 
is held by Sugar River Hydro II, LLC (Sugar River Hydro) under Project 
No. 10934. On April 30, 2019, Sugar River Hydro filed a letter stating 
that it does not intend to file an application for a subsequent 
license. In response to a solicitation notice issued by the Commission 
on May 8, 2019, New Hampshire Renewable filed a pre-application 
document and notice of intent to file an application for the project. 
Commission staff assigned Project No. 15003 for the licensing 
proceeding initiated by New Hampshire Renewable's filing.
    k. 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).
    l. 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.
    m. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: April 9, 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: Sugar River II Hydroelectric Project 
(P-15003-001).
    n. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    o. Project Description: The existing Sugar River II Hydroelectric 
Project consists of: (1) A 115.5-foot-long, 10-foot-high reinforced 
concrete dam that includes the following sections: (a) A 35-foot-long 
left abutment section with a cut-off wall; (b) a 44.5-foot-long 
spillway section with a crest elevation of 822 feet National Geodetic 
Vertical Datum 1929 (NGVD 29) that contains: (i) Two 11.5-foot-wide, 
10-foot-high stanchion bays equipped with wooden stop logs; (ii) an 
11.5-foot-wide, 10-foot-high hydraulically-operated steel slide gate; 
and (iii) a 3-foot-wide sluiceway; and (c) a 36-foot-long right 
abutment section with a cut-off wall; (2) a 1.4-acre impoundment with a 
storage capacity of 11 acre-feet at an elevation of 822 feet NGVD 29; 
(3) a 14-foot-wide, 12-foot-high intake structure adjacent to the right 
abutment equipped with a trashrack with 1-inch clear bar spacing; (4) a 
730-foot-long buried penstock that includes a 500-foot-long, 7-foot-
diameter steel section and a 230-foot-long, 7-foot-diameter concrete 
section; (5) a 35-foot-long, 27-foot-wide concrete and brick masonry 
powerhouse containing a single 200-kilowatt Francis-type turbine-
generator unit; (6) a 75-foot-long, 4.16-kilovolt overhead transmission 
line and a transformer that connects the project to the local utility 
distribution system; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project 
creates an approximately 400-foot-long bypassed reach of the Sugar 
River.
    p. The current license requires the licensee to: (1) Operate the 
project in an instantaneous run-of-river mode; (2) release a continuous 
minimum bypassed reach flow of 15 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 
inflow, whichever is less, through the sluiceway from June 16 through 
March 30, and release a minimum bypassed reach flow of 20 cfs from 
April 1 through June 15, during the downstream migration season for 
Atlantic Salmon smolts. The project is operated in a run-of-river mode 
by manually raising and lowering the spillway slide gate, and removing/
adding stop logs to the stanchion bays to pass flows and maintain a 
constant impoundment water surface elevation. Downstream fish passage 
is provided through the sluiceway. The average annual generation of the 
project is approximately 650 megawatt-hours. New Hampshire Renewable is 
not proposing any new project facilities or changes in project 
operation.
    q. 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-
15003). 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 on March 13, 2020. For assistance,

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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.
    r. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will 
be made as appropriate.

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Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)....  April 2021.
Request Additional Information............  April 2021.
Issue Acceptance Letter...................  July 2021.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments.....  August 2021.
Request Additional Information (if          October 2021.
 necessary).
Issue Scoping Document 2..................  November 2021.
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental     November 2021.
 Analysis.
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    s. 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 18, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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