Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment, 43651 [2021-16993]

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). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Aug 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 1, 2021. Milestone Target date Commission issues draft EA October 2021.1 November 2021. 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

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 10, 2021)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-16993]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[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.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Commission issues draft EA................  October 2021.\1\
Comments on EA............................  November 2021.
Modified 4(e) and Fishway Prescriptions...  January 2022.
Issue final EA............................  April 2022.
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    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to David Turner 
at (202) 502-6091 or [email protected].
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    \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.

    Dated: August 4, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-16993 Filed 8-9-21; 8:45 am]
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