Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, Merimil Limited Partnership, and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 16201-16202 [2021-06254]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES cites lack of demand for the NESE Project. Transco asserts that the market disruption caused by the COVID–19 pandemic is temporary and a need for additional firm transportation remains. Transco states that its binding precedent agreement with National Grid remains in full force and effect and Transco remains fully committed to constructing the NESE Project. Transco avers the COVID–19 pandemic is also having a direct and adverse impact on state and local areas resources and Transco’s development of the NESE Project. Moreover, Transco states that it plans to refile its section 401 applications later this year. Transco avers that postponement of the in-service date for the NESE Project has no impact on the public interest findings in the Order and the environmental record is current and relevant. Accordingly, Transco now requests an additional two years, or until May 3, 2023, to complete the construction of the NESE Project and make it available for service. This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Transco’s request for an extension of time may do so. No reply comments or answers will be considered. If you wish to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this request, you should, on or before the comment date stated below, file a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.10).2 As a matter of practice, the Commission itself generally acts on requests for extensions of time to complete construction for Natural Gas Act facilities when such requests are contested before order issuance. For those extension requests that are contested,3 the Commission will aim to issue an order acting on the request within 45 days.4 The Commission will address all arguments relating to whether the applicant has demonstrated there is good cause to grant the extension.5 The Commission will not consider arguments that re-litigate the issuance of the Order, including whether the Commission properly 2 Only motions to intervene from entities that were party to the underlying proceeding will be accepted. Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 39 (2020). 3 Contested proceedings are those where an intervenor disputes any material issue of the filing. 18 CFR 385.2201(c)(1) (2020). 4 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). 5 Id. P 40. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 found the project to be in the public convenience and necessity and whether the Commission’s environmental analysis for the certificate complied with the National Environmental Policy Act.6 At the time a pipeline requests an extension of time, orders on certificates of public convenience and necessity are final and the Commission will not relitigate their issuance.7 The OEP Director, or his or her designee, will act on those extension requests that are uncontested. 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 COVID–19, issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFile’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. To mail via USPS, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. To mail via any other courier, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2021. Dated: March 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06302 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 6 Similarly, the Commission will not re-litigate the issuance of an NGA section 3 authorization, including whether a proposed project is not inconsistent with the public interest and whether the Commission’s environmental analysis for the permit order complied with NEPA. 7 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16201 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2615–054] Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, Merimil Limited Partnership, and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and 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. Type of Application: Temporary variance of reservoir elevation and minimum flow requirements. b. Project No.: 2615–054. c. Date Filed: February 26, 2021. d. Applicant: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, Merimil Limited Partnership, and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Brassua Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Moose River in Somerset County, Maine. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jason Seyfried, Brookfield Renewable, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; telephone (207) 312–8323 and email Jason.Seyfried@ brookfieldrenewable.com. i. FERC Contact: Linda Stewart, (202) 502–8184, linda.stewart@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. 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 E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 16202 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices 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–2615–054. 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, it must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, Merimil Limited Partnership, and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC (licensees) request a temporary variance to deviate from the reservoir elevation and minimum flow requirements pursuant to Article 401 of the license. The variance would allow the licensees to draw down the reservoir in order to perform embankment slope remediation work at the dam. The variance would also allow the licensees to modify the minimum flow releases in order to prioritize the salmonid attraction and spawning flows downstream of the project. Because the embankment slope remediation work will require two construction seasons to complete, the licensees propose to draw down the reservoir and modify the minimum flows during the fall of 2021 and the fall of 2022. l. 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 FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (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 commenting, protesting, or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: March 19, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06254 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 11478–021] Green Mountain Power; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and 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: Amend license to temporarily lower reservoir and replace outlet conduit. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 b. Project No: 11478–021. c. Date Filed: March 18, 2021. d. Applicant: Green Mountain Power. e. Name of Project: Silver Lake. f. Location: Sucker Brook, Addison County, Vermont. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: John Greenan, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 2152 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701, (802) 770–2195. i. FERC Contact: David Rudisail, (202) 502–6376, david.rudisail@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: April 6, 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 the docket number P–11478–021. 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. Green Mountain Power proposes to temporarily lower the Sugar Hill Reservoir approximately 27.5 feet from the current elevation to allow replacement of the outlet conduit. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 57 (Friday, March 26, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2615-054]


Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, Merimil Limited Partnership, 
and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing and 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. Type of Application: Temporary variance of reservoir elevation 
and minimum flow requirements.
    b. Project No.: 2615-054.
    c. Date Filed: February 26, 2021.
    d. Applicant: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, Merimil Limited 
Partnership, and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Brassua Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on the Moose River in Somerset 
County, Maine.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jason Seyfried, Brookfield Renewable, 150 
Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; telephone (207) 312-8323 and email 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Linda Stewart, (202) 502-8184, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests 
is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission.
    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 [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

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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-2615-054. 
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, it 
must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.
    k. Description of Request: Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, 
Merimil Limited Partnership, and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC 
(licensees) request a temporary variance to deviate from the reservoir 
elevation and minimum flow requirements pursuant to Article 401 of the 
license. The variance would allow the licensees to draw down the 
reservoir in order to perform embankment slope remediation work at the 
dam. The variance would also allow the licensees to modify the minimum 
flow releases in order to prioritize the salmonid attraction and 
spawning flows downstream of the project. Because the embankment slope 
remediation work will require two construction seasons to complete, the 
licensees propose to draw down the reservoir and modify the minimum 
flows during the fall of 2021 and the fall of 2022.
    l. 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 FERC at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, 
(202) 502-8659. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly 
from the applicant.
    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
deadline date for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', or 
``MOTION TO INTERVENE'' as applicable; (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 commenting, protesting, or intervening; and (4) 
otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 
385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set 
forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be 
accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service 
list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 
18 CFR 385.2010.

    Dated: March 19, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-06254 Filed 3-25-21; 8:45 am]
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