Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment, 33270-33271 [2021-13378]

Download as PDF 33270 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices within 45 days of the Commission’s issuance of the bill. Respondents file requests for waivers and exemptions of fees and charges 7 based on need. The Commission’s staff uses the filer’s financial information to evaluate the request for a waiver or exemption of the obligation to pay a fee in interstate commerce. Respondents (public utilities and power marketers) subject to these annual charges must submit FERC–582 data to the Commission by April 30 of each year.6 The Commission issues bills for annual charges to respondents. Then, respondents must pay the charges or an annual charge. The 60-day notice published to the Federal Register on April 16, 2021 and received no comments.8 Estimate of Annual Burden: 9 The Commission estimates the burden and cost 10 for this information collection as follows. FERC–582, ELECTRIC FEES, ANNUAL CHARGES, WAIVERS, AND EXEMPTIONS DOCKET NO. IC21–16–000 11 Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hrs. & cost Cost per respondent (1) (2) (1) × (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) / (1) = (5) 2.39 hrs.; $198.37 ................ 126.67 hrs.; $10,513.61 ....... 53 .......................................... 1 Comments: 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 17, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13296 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 6 18 CFR 382.201. CFR parts 381 and 382. 8 86 FR 20133. 9 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 CFR part 1320. 10 The Commission staff estimates that the average respondent for this collection is similarly situated to the Commission, in terms of salary plus khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 7 18 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 53 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 10482–122: Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC, Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC; Project No. 10481–069: Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC, Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC; Project No. 9690–115: Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC, Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment $198.37 York. The projects do not occupy any federal land. In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on January 29, 2021, Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for environmental analysis (REA notice).1 Based on the information in the record, including comments filed on the REA notice and an Offer of Settlement (Settlement Agreement), filed on May 28, 2021, staff does not anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff intends to prepare a multi-project Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to license each of the Mongaup River Projects. The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and considered in the Commission’s final licensing decision. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. On March 31, 2020, Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC, and Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC (co-licensees collectively referred to as Eagle Creek) jointly filed an application for a new license for each of the ‘‘Mongaup River Projects’’ consisting of: (1) The 7.85megawatt (MW) Swinging Bridge Hydroelectric Project (Swinging Bridge Project); (2) the 4.0-MW Mongaup Falls Hydroelectric Project (Mongaup Falls Project); and (3) the 10.8-MW Rio Hydroelectric Project (Rio Project). The Swinging Bridge Project is located on the Mongaup River and Black Lake Creek in Sullivan County, New York. The Mongaup Falls Project is located on the Mongaup River and Black Brook in Sullivan County, New York. The Rio Project is located on the Mongaup River in Sullivan and Orange Counties, New Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Nicholas Ettema at (312) 596–4447 or nicholas.ettema@ ferc.gov. benefits. Based on FERC’s 2020 annual average of $172,329 (for salary plus benefits), the average hourly cost is $83/hour. 11 This includes requirements of 18 CFR 381.105 (methods of payment), 381.106 (waiver), 381.108 (exemption), 381.302 (declaratory order), 381.303 (review of DOE remedial order), 381.304 (DOE denial of adjustment), and 381.305 (OGC interpretation). 1 On March 19, 2021, the Commission granted a 59-day extension of time of the procedural schedule identified in the REA Notice, setting the deadlines to file comments on the REA Notice and reply comments as May 28 and July 12, 2021, respectively. 2 The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations under 40 CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 year of the federal action agency’s decision to prepare an EA. This notice establishes the Commission’s intent to prepare an EA for the Mongaup River Projects. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ’s regulations, the EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Milestone Commission issues EA ............ Comments on EA ..................... E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Target date October 2021.2 November 2021. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices Dated: June 14, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13378 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL21–75–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice of Order To Show Cause, Instituting Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On June 17, 2021, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL21–75– 000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e, instituting an investigation into whether Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.’s Open Access Transmission Tariff, Bylaws, and Rate Schedules are unjust, unreasonable, or unduly discriminatory or preferential. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., 175 FERC ¶ 61,229 (2021). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL21–75–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Any interested person desiring to be heard in Docket No. EL21–75–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214 (2020), within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFile’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. 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. Dated: June 17, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13443 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–3166–004; ER10–1285 012; ER10–1287 013; ER10– 1346 008; ER10–1348 008; ER10–2959 017; ER12–2676 001; ER20–1604 002. Applicants: Cadillac Renewable Energy LLC, Chambers Cogeneration, Limited Partnership, Craven County Wood Energy Limited Partnership, Frederickson Power L.P., Grayling Generating Station Limited Partnership, Manchief Power Company LLC, Piedmont Green Power, LLC, EF Oxnard LLC. Description: Notice of Change in Status of Cadillac Renewable Energy LLC, et al. Filed Date: 6/11/21. Accession Number: 20210611–5154. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/2/21. Docket Numbers: ER11–2534–007; ER16–2234 004. Applicants: Morris Cogeneration, LLC, EF Kenilworth LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Change in Status Filing to be effective 6/12/2021. Filed Date: 6/11/21. Accession Number: 20210611–5116. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/2/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–2411–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 06–14_SA 2959 NSP-Stoneray Power Partners Sub 2nd Rev GIA (J426) to be effective 4/15/2021. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33271 Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5074. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–2412–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 06–14_SA 3513 NSP-Stoneray Power Partners Sub Original FSA (J426) to be effective 4/15/2021. Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5078. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–2423–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 06–14_SA 2852 NSP–GRE–WMMPA– OTP–CMMPA-Red Pine Wind Sub 1st Rev FCA (H081) to be effective 4/15/2021. Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5102. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–2424–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 06–14_SA 3520 OTP-Red Pine Wind Substitute FSA (H081) to be effective 4/ 15/2021. Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5113. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–2438–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 06–14_SA 2885 NSP-Marshall Solar Sub 2nd Rev GIA (J400) to be effective 4/15/ 2021. Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5064. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–2439–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 06–14_SA 3514 NSP-Marshall Solar Sub FSA (J400) to be effective 4/15/2021. Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5066. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–1505–001. Applicants: Diablo Energy Storage, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Response to Request for Additional Information to be effective 4/1/2021. Filed Date: 6/14/21. Accession Number: 20210614–5108. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–1768–001. Applicants: Light Power & Gas LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: LPG Revised MBR Tariff Filing to be effective 6/1/2021. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 119 (Thursday, June 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33270-33271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-13378]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 10482-122: Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water 
Resources, LLC, Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC; Project No. 10481-069: 
Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC, Eagle 
Creek Land Resources, LLC; Project No. 9690-115: Eagle Creek Hydro 
Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC, Eagle Creek Land 
Resources, LLC]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment

    On March 31, 2020, Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Water 
Resources, LLC, and Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC (co-licensees 
collectively referred to as Eagle Creek) jointly filed an application 
for a new license for each of the ``Mongaup River Projects'' consisting 
of: (1) The 7.85-megawatt (MW) Swinging Bridge Hydroelectric Project 
(Swinging Bridge Project); (2) the 4.0-MW Mongaup Falls Hydroelectric 
Project (Mongaup Falls Project); and (3) the 10.8-MW Rio Hydroelectric 
Project (Rio Project). The Swinging Bridge Project is located on the 
Mongaup River and Black Lake Creek in Sullivan County, New York. The 
Mongaup Falls Project is located on the Mongaup River and Black Brook 
in Sullivan County, New York. The Rio Project is located on the Mongaup 
River in Sullivan and Orange Counties, New York. The projects do not 
occupy any federal land.
    In accordance with the Commission's regulations, on January 29, 
2021, Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for 
environmental analysis (REA notice).\1\ Based on the information in the 
record, including comments filed on the REA notice and an Offer of 
Settlement (Settlement Agreement), filed on May 28, 2021, staff does 
not anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major 
federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human 
environment. Therefore, staff intends to prepare a multi-project 
Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to license each of the 
Mongaup River Projects.
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    \1\ On March 19, 2021, the Commission granted a 59-day extension 
of time of the procedural schedule identified in the REA Notice, 
setting the deadlines to file comments on the REA Notice and reply 
comments as May 28 and July 12, 2021, respectively.
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    The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested 
parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and 
considered in the Commission's final licensing decision.
    The application will be processed according to the following 
schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Commission issues EA...................  October 2021.\2\
Comments on EA.........................  November 2021.
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    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Nicholas 
Ettema at (312) 596-4447 or [email protected].
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    \2\ The Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations 
under 40 CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 
year of the federal action agency's decision to prepare an EA. This 
notice establishes the Commission's intent to prepare an EA for the 
Mongaup River Projects. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ's 
regulations, the EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance 
date of this notice.


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    Dated: June 14, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-13378 Filed 6-23-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P