Alabama Power Company, Notice of Availability of The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for The Coosa River Hydroelectric Project, 33267-33268 [2021-13298]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices commitment reason,1 and commitment start time, to be posted within 30 calendar days of the end of each month. As originally cleared by OMB, FERC– 516G also included a one-time requirement that ITOs and RTOs revise their tariffs in accordance with 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10)(iii). The relevant tariffs aggregated across the month to each resource that received uplift payments within the calendar month, to be posted within 90 calendar days of the end of each month; and • Each operator-initiated commitment, listing the size of the commitment, transmission zone, 33267 have been revised, and FERC is now requesting removal of that information collection activity. Estimate of Annual Burden: The estimated burden and cost 2 for the requirements contained in 18 CFR 35.28(g)(10) are as follows: FERC–516G ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES IN DOCKET NO. IC21–14–000 Type of response Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses (Column B × Column C) Average burden hours & cost per response Total annual burden hours & cost (Column D × Column E) Cost per respondent (Column F ÷ Column B) A. B. C. D. E. F. G. 3 hrs.; $202.14 ................. 216 hrs.; $14,554.08 ........ Preparing and Posting of 3 reports on company website each month. 6 72 $2,425.68 In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a single new license for three currently separately licensed projects and has prepared a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS).1 The single new operating license would combine the Coosa Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2146), which consists of the Weiss, H. Neely Henry, Logan Martin, Lay, and Bouldin developments, the Mitchell Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 82), and the Jordan Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 618) as one 960.9megawatt (MW) project, the Coosa River Hydroelectric Project (Coosa River Project) No. 2146. The projects are located on the Coosa River, in the states of Alabama and Georgia, and occupy about 508.31 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and 5.75 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The draft SEIS has been prepared to address the July 6, 2018 opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (court) regarding the Commission’s environmental review of the Coosa River Project, and supplements the final environmental assessment (FEA), issued December 31, 2009, for the project. The draft SEIS focuses on the following issues identified by the court as needing further analysis and expands upon the analysis contained within the FEA for these issues: (1) Dissolved oxygen; (2) fish entrainment and turbine mortality; (3) federally listed threatened and endangered species; and (4) cumulative effects. The draft SEIS describes staff’s analysis of the applicant’s proposal and the alternatives for relicensing the project. The draft SEIS documents the views of governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff. The Commission provides all interested persons with an opportunity to view and/or print the draft SEIS 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), in a Presidential proclamation issued on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or tollfree at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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. Due to concerns with large gatherings related to COVID–19, we do not intend to conduct public meetings for the 1 Commitment reasons may include, but are not limited to, system-wide capacity, constraint management, and voltage support. 2 The hourly cost estimate is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for three occupational categories for 2020 involved in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. These figures include salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ nat.htm) and benefits and are: • Manager (Occupation Code 11–0000): $97.15/ hour. • Electrical Engineer (Occupation Code 17–2071): $70.19/hour. • File Clerk (Occupation Code 43–4071): 34.70/ hour. The estimated hourly cost for the reporting requirement ($67.38) is an average of the costs listed above. 1 On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final rule, Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (Final Rule, 85 FR 43304), which was effective as of September 14, 2020; however, the NEPA review of this project was in process at that time and was prepared pursuant to CEQ’s 1978 NEPA regulations. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: June 15, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13375 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2146–111; Project No. 82–000; Project No. 618–000] Alabama Power Company, Notice of Availability of The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for The Coosa River Hydroelectric Project khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 33268 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project (Project), proposed by Adelphia Gateway, LLC (Adelphia) in the above-referenced docket. Adelphia requests authorization to construct and operate an additional compressor unit and ancillary facilities at its Marcus Hook Compressor Station in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Project purpose is to increase the certificated capacity of Adelphia’s pipeline system to provide an additional 16,500 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service for a new shipper on Adelphia’s system to an interconnection with Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC’s pipeline system in New Castle County, Delaware. The draft EIS incorporates by reference the Commission’s February 9, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA),1 which addressed the potential environmental effects of the installation and operation of an electric motordriven 3,000-horsepower compressor unit and ancillary facilities at the Marcus Hook Compressor Station. The draft EIS also responds to a protest and comments that were filed following issuance of the EA, provides additional discussion of climate change impacts in the region, and includes disclosure of downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the exception of climate change impacts, the FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project would not result in significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to determine significance with regards to climate change impacts. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the Project area. The draft EIS is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov), on the natural gas environmental documents page (https://www.ferc.gov/industriesdata/natural-gas/environment/ environmental-documents). In addition, the draft EIS may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on the FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/search) select ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field 2 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. 1 The Project’s Environmental Assessment is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20210209–3004. purpose of receiving comments on the draft SEIS. Instead, we are soliciting written comments, which must be filed within 60 days of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at https://www.ferconline.ferc.gov/ eFiling.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. 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–2146–111. Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft SEIS (18 CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified above.2 You do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. For further information, please contact Aaron Liberty at (202) 502–6862 or at aaron.liberty@ferc.gov. Dated: June 17, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13298 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–14–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Adelphia Gateway, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (i.e., CP21–14). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The draft EIS is not a decision document. It presents Commission staff’s independent analysis of the environmental issues for the Commission to consider when addressing the merits of all issues in this proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the draft EIS may do so. Your comments should focus on draft EIS’s disclosure and completeness of the submitted alternatives, information and analyses, including climate impacts, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. To ensure consideration of your comments on the proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the Commission receive your comments on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 2021. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’ as the filing type; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the Commission. Be sure to reference the Project docket number (CP21–14–000) on your letter. 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 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 119 (Thursday, June 24, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2146-111; Project No. 82-000; Project No. 618-000]


Alabama Power Company, Notice of Availability of The Draft 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for The Coosa River 
Hydroelectric Project

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has 
reviewed the application for a single new license for three currently 
separately licensed projects and has prepared a draft supplemental 
environmental impact statement (SEIS).\1\ The single new operating 
license would combine the Coosa Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2146), 
which consists of the Weiss, H. Neely Henry, Logan Martin, Lay, and 
Bouldin developments, the Mitchell Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 
82), and the Jordan Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 618) as one 
960.9-megawatt (MW) project, the Coosa River Hydroelectric Project 
(Coosa River Project) No. 2146. The projects are located on the Coosa 
River, in the states of Alabama and Georgia, and occupy about 508.31 
acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land 
Management and 5.75 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers.
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    \1\ On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 
issued a final rule, Update to the Regulations Implementing the 
Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(Final Rule, 85 FR 43304), which was effective as of September 14, 
2020; however, the NEPA review of this project was in process at 
that time and was prepared pursuant to CEQ's 1978 NEPA regulations.
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    The draft SEIS has been prepared to address the July 6, 2018 
opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the District 
of Columbia (court) regarding the Commission's environmental review of 
the Coosa River Project, and supplements the final environmental 
assessment (FEA), issued December 31, 2009, for the project. The draft 
SEIS focuses on the following issues identified by the court as needing 
further analysis and expands upon the analysis contained within the FEA 
for these issues: (1) Dissolved oxygen; (2) fish entrainment and 
turbine mortality; (3) federally listed threatened and endangered 
species; and (4) cumulative effects. The draft SEIS describes staff's 
analysis of the applicant's proposal and the alternatives for 
relicensing the project. The draft SEIS documents the views of 
governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, affected Indian 
tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff.
    The Commission provides all interested persons with an opportunity 
to view and/or print the draft SEIS 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), in a Presidential 
proclamation issued on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support at [email protected], or toll-free at (866) 
208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.
    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.
    Due to concerns with large gatherings related to COVID-19, we do 
not intend to conduct public meetings for the

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purpose of receiving comments on the draft SEIS. Instead, we are 
soliciting written comments, which must be filed within 60 days of this 
notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments using the Commission's eFiling system at https://www.ferconline.ferc.gov/eFiling.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. 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-2146-111.
    Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft SEIS 
(18 CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified 
above.\2\ You do not need intervenor status to have your comments 
considered.
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    \2\ Interventions may also be filed electronically via the 
internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing 
comments electronically.
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    For further information, please contact Aaron Liberty at (202) 502-
6862 or at [email protected].

    Dated: June 17, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-13298 Filed 6-23-21; 8:45 am]
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