Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 14744-14745 [2021-05620]

Download as PDF 14744 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices local educational agencies (LEAs) apply for flexibility to consolidate eligible Federal funds and State and local education funding based on weighted per-pupil allocations for low-income and otherwise disadvantaged students. This program allows LEAs to consolidate funds under the following Federal education programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA); Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies; Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children; Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 Local Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk; Title II Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-quality Teachers, Principals, or Other School Leaders; Title III Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students; Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants; Title VI, Part B Rural Education Initiative. On December 10, 2015, the programs above were reauthorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Flexibility for Equitable Per-pupil Funding under section 1501 of the ESEA allows the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to offer an LEA the opportunity to consolidate funds under the above-listed programs to support the LEA in creating a single school funding system based on weighted per-pupil allocations for lowincome and otherwise disadvantaged students, with attendant flexibility in using those funds. Dated: March 15, 2021. Juliana Pearson, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Office, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. Power Act. Order On Rehearing Consolidating Administrative Annual Charges Bill Appeals And Modifying Annual Charges Billing Procedures, 109 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2004) (October 8 Order). The Commission required OFAs to submit their costs using the OFA Cost Submission Form. The October 8 Order also announced that a technical conference would be held for the purpose of reviewing the submitted cost forms and detailed supporting documentation. The Commission will hold a technical conference, via conference call, at the time identified below. The technical conference will address the accepted costs submitted by the OFAs. The purpose of the conference will be for OFAs and licensees to discuss costs reported in the forms and any other supporting documentation or analyses. The technical conference will also be transcribed. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the transcript immediately for a fee should contact the Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc., at 202–347– 3700, or 1–800–336–6646. Two weeks after the post-forum meeting, the transcript will be available for free on the Commission’s e-library system. Anyone without access to the Commission’s website or who has questions about the technical conference should contact Raven A. 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Conference Call-in Information: Webex. Meeting link: https://ferc.webex.com/ ferc/j.php?MTID=mfb4235b9dced63 d78802d90f55764f05. Call-in Number: 415–527–5035. Meeting ID Number (access code): 199 554 5257. Meeting Password: QFqkTs93Ae4. Dated: March 12, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–05621 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2701–061] Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and 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.: 2701–061 c. Date Filed: February 26, 2021 d. Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Erie) e. Name of Project: West Canada Creek Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The existing project is located on West Canada Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, in the counties of Oneida and Herkimer, New York. The project does not occupy federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r) h. Applicant Contact: Steven Murphy, Director, Licensing, Brookfield Renewable, 33 West 1st Street South, Fulton, NY 13069, (315) 598–6130, steven.murphy@brookfield renewable.com. i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter, (202) 502–6512 or Emily.Carter@ ferc.gov. j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. Project Description: The project consists of the following two developments: The Prospect Development includes: (1) A 176-acre impoundment with a normal surface elevation of 1,161.5 feet; 1 (2) a dam that consists of a 306foot-long, 45-foot-high concrete overflow spillway with three 27-footwide Tainter gates; (3) a 400-foot-long, 47-foot-high north dike and a 475-footlong, 47-foot-high south dike; (4) a 4,500-foot-long, 22-foot-high canal extending from the south dike to a concrete intake; (5) a 430-foot-long, 13.5-foot-diameter steel penstock leading from the intake to the 76-footlong, 62-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse containing a single turbine generator unit with a nameplate capacity of 17.3 megawatts (MW); (6) an approximate 1.2-mile-long bypassed 1 All elevations refer to USGS mean sea level datum (National Geodetic Vertical Datum or NGVD). E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices reach between the Prospect dam and the powerhouse; (7) 6.9-kilovolt (kV) generator leads that run from the powerhouse to a substation with a 15kV breaker, 6.6/46-kV transformer, and a 46-kV switch connecting to the National Grid interconnection point within the substation; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The Trenton Development includes: (1) A 288-foot-long and 60-foot-high concrete and masonry dam having an overflow section with a crest elevation of 1,017.9 feet USGS, approximately 100 feet long surmounted by 6-foot hinged flashboards and a 10-foot by 15-foot sluice gate; (2) a concrete spillway approximately 160 feet long with a crest elevation of 1,016.2 feet USGS surmounted by a pneumatic flashboard system with a crest elevation of 1,023.9 feet USGS when fully inflated, discharging into a spillway channel excavated into rock around the east abutment of the dam; (3) a reservoir having a surface area of 9 acres and a gross storage capacity of 264 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 1,023.9 feet USGS; (4) six 5-foot-diameter sluice pipes through the dam and two concrete-sealed 5-foot-diameter pipes; (5) a reinforced-concrete intake structure having a lift gate and trashracks along the west bank of the reservoir; (6) a 14-foot-diameter conduit comprising: (a) a 1,275-foot-long concrete-lined tunnel section; (b) a 40foot-long steel-lined tunnel section; and (c) a 2,075-foot-long steel pipe section; (7) a bifurcation; (8) a steel penstock comprising: (a) a short 12-foot-diameter section connecting to a surge tank and leading to a 125-foot-long, 12-footdiameter section connecting to a manifold; and (b) three 138-foot-long, 7foot-diameter sections serving generating Units 5, 6, and 7; (9) a 263foot-long, 7-foot-diameter steel penstock to Units 1 through 4; (10) Units 1 through 4 in Powerhouse No. 1 retired in-place and Powerhouse No. 2 containing generating Unit 5 (7,400 kW), Unit 6 (7,650 kW), and Unit 7 (7,400 kW) for a total nameplate rating of 22,450-kW operated at a 255-foot head and a maximum flow of 1,450 cfs; (11) the 13.2-kV generator leads, the 15-kV switchgear, the 13.2/46-kV transformers, the 46-kV switchgear connecting to the main 46-kV bus, and the associated station services transformer banks and low voltage switchgear; and (12) appurtenant facilities. The West Canada Creek Project operates off of outflows from the New York Power Authority’s Hinckley-Jarvis Hydroelectric Project’s (FERC No. 3211) reservoir (Hinckley reservoir) that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Mar 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 discharges into the upper end of the Prospect Development’s reservoir. l. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested individuals an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document and the full license application via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Access 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 FERCOnline Support@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. The application can also be found on the applicant’s website (https:// westcanadacreek.brookfieldus projects.com/). m. 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. 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: March 12, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–05620 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–31–000] Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for the Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the Perulack Compressor Units Replacement Project On January 15, 2021, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP21–31– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) and 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to construct, operate, and abandon certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Perulack Compressor Units Replacement Project (Project), and would abandon by removal four existing PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14745 compressor units and replace them with two new gas turbines to comply with air emission reduction requirements in Pennsylvania. On February 2, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s environmental document for the Project. This notice identifies Commission staff’s intention to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Project and the planned schedule for the completion of the environmental review.1 Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA June 4, 2021 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline September 2, 2021 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Texas Eastern proposes to abandon and remove four existing compressor units with a total certificated capacity of 34,800 horsepower (hp), install two new 18,100 hp units, and construct auxiliary appurtenant facilities at its existing Perulack Compressor Station in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Texas Eastern would install related software controls that would limit each new compressor unit to 17,400 hp to be consistent with the current certificated capacity of the compressor station. Additionally, the Project would construct a new emergency generator, a new compressor building to house the two new compressor units, a new service entry building, two new electric buildings, a new stormwater management retention basin, and convert an existing compressor building into a storage warehouse. Background On March 3, 2021, the Commission issued a Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed Perulack Compressor Units Replacement Project. The Notice of Scoping was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; 1 40 CFR 1501.10 (2020). E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2701-061]


Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.; Notice of Application Tendered 
for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for 
Licensing and 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.: 2701-061
    c. Date Filed: February 26, 2021
    d. Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Erie)
    e. Name of Project: West Canada Creek Hydroelectric Project
    f. Location: The existing project is located on West Canada Creek, 
a tributary of the Mohawk River, in the counties of Oneida and 
Herkimer, New York. The project does not occupy federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r)
    h. Applicant Contact: Steven Murphy, Director, Licensing, 
Brookfield Renewable, 33 West 1st Street South, Fulton, NY 13069, (315) 
598-6130, [email protected]. i. FERC Contact: Emily 
Carter, (202) 502-6512 or [email protected].
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. Project Description:
    The project consists of the following two developments:
    The Prospect Development includes: (1) A 176-acre impoundment with 
a normal surface elevation of 1,161.5 feet; \1\ (2) a dam that consists 
of a 306-foot-long, 45-foot-high concrete overflow spillway with three 
27-foot-wide Tainter gates; (3) a 400-foot-long, 47-foot-high north 
dike and a 475-foot-long, 47-foot-high south dike; (4) a 4,500-foot-
long, 22-foot-high canal extending from the south dike to a concrete 
intake; (5) a 430-foot-long, 13.5-foot-diameter steel penstock leading 
from the intake to the 76-foot-long, 62-foot-wide reinforced concrete 
powerhouse containing a single turbine generator unit with a nameplate 
capacity of 17.3 megawatts (MW); (6) an approximate 1.2-mile-long 
bypassed

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reach between the Prospect dam and the powerhouse; (7) 6.9-kilovolt 
(kV) generator leads that run from the powerhouse to a substation with 
a 15-kV breaker, 6.6/46-kV transformer, and a 46-kV switch connecting 
to the National Grid interconnection point within the substation; and 
(8) appurtenant facilities.
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    The Trenton Development includes: (1) A 288-foot-long and 60-foot-
high concrete and masonry dam having an overflow section with a crest 
elevation of 1,017.9 feet USGS, approximately 100 feet long surmounted 
by 6-foot hinged flashboards and a 10-foot by 15-foot sluice gate; (2) 
a concrete spillway approximately 160 feet long with a crest elevation 
of 1,016.2 feet USGS surmounted by a pneumatic flashboard system with a 
crest elevation of 1,023.9 feet USGS when fully inflated, discharging 
into a spillway channel excavated into rock around the east abutment of 
the dam; (3) a reservoir having a surface area of 9 acres and a gross 
storage capacity of 264 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 1,023.9 
feet USGS; (4) six 5-foot-diameter sluice pipes through the dam and two 
concrete-sealed 5-foot-diameter pipes; (5) a reinforced-concrete intake 
structure having a lift gate and trashracks along the west bank of the 
reservoir; (6) a 14-foot-diameter conduit comprising: (a) a 1,275-foot-
long concrete-lined tunnel section; (b) a 40-foot-long steel-lined 
tunnel section; and (c) a 2,075-foot-long steel pipe section; (7) a 
bifurcation; (8) a steel penstock comprising: (a) a short 12-foot-
diameter section connecting to a surge tank and leading to a 125-foot-
long, 12-foot-diameter section connecting to a manifold; and (b) three 
138-foot-long, 7-foot-diameter sections serving generating Units 5, 6, 
and 7; (9) a 263-foot-long, 7-foot-diameter steel penstock to Units 1 
through 4; (10) Units 1 through 4 in Powerhouse No. 1 retired in-place 
and Powerhouse No. 2 containing generating Unit 5 (7,400 kW), Unit 6 
(7,650 kW), and Unit 7 (7,400 kW) for a total nameplate rating of 
22,450-kW operated at a 255-foot head and a maximum flow of 1,450 cfs; 
(11) the 13.2-kV generator leads, the 15-kV switchgear, the 13.2/46-kV 
transformers, the 46-kV switchgear connecting to the main 46-kV bus, 
and the associated station services transformer banks and low voltage 
switchgear; and (12) appurtenant facilities.
    The West Canada Creek Project operates off of outflows from the New 
York Power Authority's Hinckley-Jarvis Hydroelectric Project's (FERC 
No. 3211) reservoir (Hinckley reservoir) that discharges into the upper 
end of the Prospect Development's reservoir.
    l. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested individuals an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document and the 
full license application via the internet through the Commission's Home 
Page (www.ferc.gov) using the ``eLibrary'' link. At this time, the 
Commission has suspended access to the Commission's Public Access 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) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659. The application 
can also be found on the applicant's website (https://westcanadacreek.brookfieldusprojects.com/).
    m. 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. 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: March 12, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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