Truckee Meadows Water Authority; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 19615-19616 [2021-07634]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices 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 intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 7, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–07615 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CD21–5–000] Truckee Meadows Water Authority; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On March 29, 2021, Truckee Meadows Water Authority filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed Highland Canal Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity of 1,000 kilowatts (kW), and would be located on the applicant’s existing municipal pipeline system in Washoe County, Nevada. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael A. Swiger, Van Ness Feldman, LLP, 1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, 19615 Washington, DC 20007, Phone No. (202) 298–1891, Email: mas@vnf.com. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502–6778, Email: christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed project would consist of: (1) Two 500kW vertical Francis turbines and synchronous generators located within the rebuilt Orr Ditch Pumping Facility; and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an estimated annual generation of approximately 45 megawatt-hours. The proposed project would discharge water to the Truckee River, a natural body of water. Because only a portion of the discharge would be withdrawn downstream by part of the same water supply system, the applicant requests waiver of the discharge requirement under 18 CFR 4.30(b)(30)(iv). A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined or deemed to meet all the criteria shown in the table below. TABLE 1—CRITERIA FOR QUALIFYING CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY Description FPA 30(a)(3)(A) ................ The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity.. The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained for the generation of electric power and uses for such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a non-federally owned conduit.. The facility has an installed capacity that does not exceed 40 megawatts. ............................................ On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements of Part I of the FPA.. FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i) ............ FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii) ........... FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii) ........... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Satisfies (Y/N) Statutory provision Preliminary Determination: The proposed Highland Canal Hydroelectric Project will not alter the primary purpose of the conduit system, which is used to distribute water for municipal consumption. Therefore, based upon the above criteria, if the requested discharge requirement waiver is granted, Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing. Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210 and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the ‘‘COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY’’ or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ as applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 385.2005 of the Commission’s regulations.1 All comments contesting Commission staff’s preliminary determination that the facility meets the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis. 1 18 PO 00000 CFR 385.2001–2005 (2020). Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Y Y Y Y The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and comments 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 send 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, E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19616 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices Rockville, MD 20852. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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. Locations of Notice of Intent: 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 website at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (i.e., CD21–5) 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. Copies of the notice of intent can be obtained directly from the applicant. 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, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 8, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. TIME AND DATE: April 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Open to the public via audio Webcast only. Join FERC online to listen live at http://ferc.capitolconnection.org/ PLACE: STATUS: Open. Agenda. * Note—Items listed on the agenda may be deleted without further notice. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: [FR Doc. 2021–07634 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sunshine Act Meetings The following notice of meeting is published pursuant to section 3(a) of the government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409), 5 U.S.C.552b: AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Telephone (202) 502–8400. For a recorded message listing items struck from or added to the meeting, call (202) 502–8627. This is a list of matters to be considered by the Commission.It does not include a listing of all documents relevant to the items on the agenda. All public documents, however, may be viewed on line at the Commission’s website at http:// ferc.capitolconnection.org/ using the eLibrary link. 1077TH MEETING—OPEN MEETING [April 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m.] Item No. Docket No. Company Administrative A–1 ......... A–2 ......... AD21–1–000 .......................................... AD21–2–000 .......................................... Agency Administrative Matters. Customer Matters, Reliability, Security and Market Operations. Electric E–1 E–2 E–3 E–4 ......... ......... ......... ......... E–5 ......... E–6 ......... E–7 ......... E–8 ......... RM20–10–000 ........................................ AD20–14–000 ........................................ RM19–20–000 ........................................ ER20–2436–000, ER20–2437–000, ER20–2437–001. ER20–2423–000, ER20–2424–000, ER20–2424–001, ER20–2427–000, ER20–2427–001. ER20–2411–000, ER20–2412–000, ER20–2412–001. ER20–2438–000, ER20–2439–000, ER20–2439–001. EL17–89–000 ......................................... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES EL19–60–000 ......................................... E–9 ......... E–10 ....... E–11 ....... E–12 ....... E–13 ....... E–14 ....... E–15 ....... E–16 ....... E–17 ....... E–18 ....... E–19 ....... EL20–65–000 ......................................... IN21–6–000 ............................................ ER20–1708–001 .................................... ER20–1150–001 .................................... ER20–1738–001 .................................... ER20–227–001 ...................................... ER19–2585–001 .................................... EL20–49–001 ......................................... ER16–2320–006 .................................... EL20–47–000 ......................................... EL10–65–008, EL10–65–009 ................ E–20 ....... E–21 ....... E–22 ....... Omitted ................................................... ER21–395–000 ...................................... ER21–70–000 ........................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act. Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 14, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CD21-5-000]


Truckee Meadows Water Authority; Notice of Preliminary 
Determination of a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and 
Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

    On March 29, 2021, Truckee Meadows Water Authority filed a notice 
of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, 
pursuant to section 30 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed 
Highland Canal Hydroelectric Project would have an installed capacity 
of 1,000 kilowatts (kW), and would be located on the applicant's 
existing municipal pipeline system in Washoe County, Nevada.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael A. Swiger, Van Ness Feldman, LLP, 
1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, Phone No. (202) 
298-1891, Email: [email protected].
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, Email: 
[email protected].
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) Two 500-kW vertical Francis turbines and 
synchronous generators located within the rebuilt Orr Ditch Pumping 
Facility; and (2) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would 
have an estimated annual generation of approximately 45 megawatt-hours.
    The proposed project would discharge water to the Truckee River, a 
natural body of water. Because only a portion of the discharge would be 
withdrawn downstream by part of the same water supply system, the 
applicant requests waiver of the discharge requirement under 18 CFR 
4.30(b)(30)(iv).
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all the criteria shown in the table below.

                          Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
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                                                                                                      Satisfies
            Statutory provision                                    Description                          (Y/N)
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FPA 30(a)(3)(A)............................  The conduit the facility uses is a tunnel, canal,                 Y
                                              pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade
                                              water conveyance that is operated for the
                                              distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or
                                              industrial consumption and not primarily for the
                                              generation of electricity..
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i).........................  The facility is constructed, operated, or maintained              Y
                                              for the generation of electric power and uses for
                                              such generation only the hydroelectric potential of a
                                              non-federally owned conduit..
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii)........................  The facility has an installed capacity that does not              Y
                                              exceed 40 megawatts..
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii).......................  On or before August 9, 2013, the facility is not                  Y
                                              licensed, or exempted from the licensing requirements
                                              of Part I of the FPA..
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    Preliminary Determination: The proposed Highland Canal 
Hydroelectric Project will not alter the primary purpose of the conduit 
system, which is used to distribute water for municipal consumption. 
Therefore, based upon the above criteria, if the requested discharge 
requirement waiver is granted, Commission staff preliminarily 
determines that the proposal satisfies the requirements for a 
qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is not required to be 
licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 30 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
A CONDUIT HYDROPOWER FACILITY'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' as 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.
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    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2020).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and comments 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 send 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,

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Rockville, MD 20852. A copy of all other filings in reference to this 
application 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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: 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 website at 
http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number 
(i.e., CD21-5) 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. Copies of the notice of 
intent can be obtained directly from the applicant. 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, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or email 
[email protected]. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: April 8, 2021.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-07634 Filed 4-13-21; 8:45 am]
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