Blackstone Hydro Associates; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation, 43651-43652 [2021-16990]

Download as PDF 43651 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Notices toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 4, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–17029 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EF21–3–000] Dated: August 4, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Bonneville Power Administration; Notice of Filing Take notice that on August 2, 2021, Bonneville Power Administration submitted tariff filing: BP–22 Rate Filing Part 4—Proposed FY 2022–2023 Wholesale Power and Transmission Rate Adjustment. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). 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January 2022. Comments on EA .................. Modified 4(e) and Fishway Prescriptions. Issue final EA ........................ April 2022. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to David Turner at (202) 502–6091 or David.Turner@ferc.gov. Dated: August 4, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–16993 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2021–17027 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3063–000] [Project No. 2530–057] Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment On November 20, 2020, Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC (White Pine Hydro) filed an application for a new license for the 10.9-megawatt Hiram Hydroelectric Project (Hiram Project) (FERC No. 2530). The Hiram Project is located on the Saco River near the towns of Hiram, Baldwin, Denmark, and Brownfield in Oxford and Cumberland Counties, Maine. The project does not occupy federal land. In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on January 11, 2021, Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for environmental analysis (REA notice). Based on the information in the record, including comments filed on the REA notice, 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 an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to license the Hiram Project. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Blackstone Hydro Associates; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On July 31, 2019, Blackstone Hydro Associates, licensee for the Central Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 3063, filed an Application for a Subsequent License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Central Falls Hydroelectric Project is located on the Blackstone River, in the City of Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island. The license for Project No. 3063 was issued for a period ending July 31, 2021. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee(s) under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the 1 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 Normanskill Project. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ’s regulations, the EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this notice. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 43652 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Notices project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 3063 is issued to Blackstone Hydro Associates for a period effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before July 31, 2022, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that Blackstone Hydro Associates is authorized to continue operation of the Central Falls Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license. Dated: August 4, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 10, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3063-000]


Blackstone Hydro Associates; Notice of Authorization for 
Continued Project Operation

    On July 31, 2019, Blackstone Hydro Associates, licensee for the 
Central Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 3063, filed an Application for 
a Subsequent License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the 
Commission's regulations thereunder. The Central Falls Hydroelectric 
Project is located on the Blackstone River, in the City of Central 
Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island.
    The license for Project No. 3063 was issued for a period ending 
July 31, 2021. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee(s) under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the

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project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license 
after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission 
acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not 
filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, 
pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the 
Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise 
orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 3063 is issued to 
Blackstone Hydro Associates for a period effective August 1, 2021 
through July 31, 2022 or until the issuance of a new license for the 
project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If 
issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on 
or before July 31, 2022, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 
CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is 
renewed automatically without further order or notice by the 
Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that Blackstone Hydro Associates is authorized to continue 
operation of the Central Falls Hydroelectric Project, until such time 
as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent license.

    Dated: August 4, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-16990 Filed 8-9-21; 8:45 am]
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