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[FR Doc. 2021–17658 Filed 8–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3562–026] KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 46234 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 18, 2021 / Notices a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 3562–026. c. Date filed: July 29, 2021. d. Applicant: KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC (KEI Power). e. Name of Project: Barker Mill Upper Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Little Androscoggin River, in the City of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. The project does not occupy any federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Lewis C. Loon, General Manager, KEI (USA) Power Management Inc., 423 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345; phone at (207) 203–3025; email at LewisC.Loon@ krueger.com. i. FERC Contact: John Matkowski at (202) 502–8576, or john.matkowski@ ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: September 27, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. 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 submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Aug 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Barker Mill Upper Project (P–3562–026). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing Barker Mill Upper Project consists of: (1) A 41-acre impoundment with a maximum storage capacity of 255 acrefeet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 192 feet NAVD 88; (2) a dam consisting of (starting from the west bank): (a) 43-foot-long concrete abutment; (b) a 40-foot-long gated spillway structure consisting of two, 18foot high, 15-foot-wide steel Tainter gates; (c) an 86-foot-long, 24-foot-high stone masonry with concrete overlay overflow spillway with 3-foot-high wooden flashboards and a crest elevation of 192 feet NAVD 88 at the top of the flashboards (189 feet NAVD 88 when the flashboards are lowered); (d) a 31-foot-long concrete intake structure; and, (e) a 27-foot-long underground abutment; (3) a powerhouse containing a single 950-killowatt turbine-generator unit; (4) a tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long, 12.47-kilovolt transmission line; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The Barker Mill Upper Project is operated in run-of-river mode. The average annual generation is estimated to be of 4,681 megawatt-hours. o. In addition to publishing the full text of this notice in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this notice, as well as other documents in the proceeding (e.g., license application) 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 (P–3562). 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, (866) 208–3676 or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY). You may also register online at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ FERCOnline.aspx to be notified via PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)— September 2021 Request Additional Information (if needed)—September 2021 Issue Notice of Acceptance—December 2021 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments—January 2022 Issue Scoping Document 2—March 2022 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—March 2022 q. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: August 12, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 3562-026]


KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC; Notice of Application 
Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study 
Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a 
Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

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    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 3562-026.
    c. Date filed: July 29, 2021.
    d. Applicant: KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC (KEI Power).
    e. Name of Project: Barker Mill Upper Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Little Androscoggin River, in the City of 
Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. The project does not occupy any 
federal land.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Lewis C. Loon, General Manager, KEI (USA) 
Power Management Inc., 423 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345; phone 
at (207) 203-3025; email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: John Matkowski at (202) 502-8576, or 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: September 27, 2021.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. 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 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. All filings must clearly identify the project name and 
docket number on the first page: Barker Mill Upper Project (P-3562-
026).
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Project Description: The existing Barker Mill Upper Project 
consists of: (1) A 41-acre impoundment with a maximum storage capacity 
of 255 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 192 
feet NAVD 88; (2) a dam consisting of (starting from the west bank): 
(a) 43-foot-long concrete abutment; (b) a 40-foot-long gated spillway 
structure consisting of two, 18-foot high, 15-foot-wide steel Tainter 
gates; (c) an 86-foot-long, 24-foot-high stone masonry with concrete 
overlay overflow spillway with 3-foot-high wooden flashboards and a 
crest elevation of 192 feet NAVD 88 at the top of the flashboards (189 
feet NAVD 88 when the flashboards are lowered); (d) a 31-foot-long 
concrete intake structure; and, (e) a 27-foot-long underground 
abutment; (3) a powerhouse containing a single 950-killowatt turbine-
generator unit; (4) a tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long, 12.47-kilovolt 
transmission line; and (10) appurtenant facilities.
    The Barker Mill Upper Project is operated in run-of-river mode. The 
average annual generation is estimated to be of 4,681 megawatt-hours.
    o. In addition to publishing the full text of this notice in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this notice, as well 
as other documents in the proceeding (e.g., license application) 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 (P-
3562). 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 [email protected] or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY).
    You may also register online at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will 
be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)--September 2021
Request Additional Information (if needed)--September 2021
Issue Notice of Acceptance--December 2021
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments--January 2022
Issue Scoping Document 2--March 2022
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis--March 2022

    q. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: August 12, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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