Watson Associates; 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, 51664-51665 [2021-20003]

Download as PDF 51664 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 177 / Thursday, September 16, 2021 / Notices of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by July 31, 2024. p. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 10, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Emma Nicholson at emma.nicholson@ ferc.gov or (202) 502–8741, or Alexander Smith at alexander.smith@ferc.gov or (202) 502–6601. For legal information, please contact Adam Eldean at adam.eldean@ferc.gov or (202) 502– 8047. For information related to logistics, please contact Sarah McKinley at sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov or (202) 502–8368. This notice is issued and published in accordance with 18 CFR 2.1. Dated: September 10, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20004 Filed 9–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2021–20026 Filed 9–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. AD21–10–000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Modernizing Electricity Market Design; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference on Energy and Ancillary Services in the Evolving Electricity Sector As first announced in the Notice of Technical Conference issued in this proceeding on July 14, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will convene a staff-led technical conference in the abovereferenced proceeding on October 12, 2021, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The conference will be held remotely. Attached to this Supplemental Notice is an agenda for the technical conference. Commissioners may attend and participate in the technical conference. The conference will be open for the public to attend remotely. There is no fee for attendance. Information on this technical conference, including a link to the webcast, will be posted on the conference’s event page on the Commission’s website (https:// www.ferc.gov/news-events/events/ technical-conference-regarding-energyand-ancillary-services-markets10122021) prior to the event. The conference will be transcribed. Transcripts will be available for a fee from Ace Reporting (202–347–3700). Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this technical conference, please contact VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 [Project No. 6240–064] Watson Associates; 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. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 6240–064. c. Date filed: August 27, 2021. d. Applicant: Watson Associates. e. Name of Project: Watson Dam Project. f. Location: On the Cocheco River in Strafford County, New Hampshire. 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: Mr. John Webster, Watson Associates, P.O. Box 178, South Berwick, ME 03908; Phone at (207) 384–5334, or email at Hydromagnt@gwi.net. i. FERC Contact: Michael Watts at (202) 502–6123, or michael.watt@ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 26, 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, 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: Watson Dam Project (P–6240–064). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing Watson Dam Project consists of: (1) A 296.75-foot-long, 12-foot-high concrete gravity dam that includes the following sections: (i) A 54-foot-long right abutment; (ii) a 111-foot-long right spillway section with 24-inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 110.6 feet mean sea level (msl) at the top of the flashboards; (iii) an 11.5-footlong, 11.25-foot-wide concrete spillway center pier; (iv) an 80-foot-long left spillway section with 24-inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 110.6 feet msl at the top of the flashboards; and (v) a 29-foot-long left abutment; (2) an impoundment with a surface area of 54 acres and a storage capacity of 300 acre-feet at an elevation of 110.6 feet msl; (3) a 29-foot-long, 10foot-high intake structure in the left E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 177 / Thursday, September 16, 2021 / Notices abutment that is equipped with a headgate and trashrack with 2-inch clear bar spacing; (4) a 26-foot-long, 22-footwide wood and steel powerhouse containing one 265-kilowatt vertical Flygt submersible turbine-generator unit; (5) a 400-foot-long, 20-foot-wide tailrace that discharges into the Cocheco River; (6) a generator lead, transformer, and transmission line that connect the project to the local utility distribution system; and (7) appurtenant facilities. Watson Associates voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river mode using an automatic pond level control system to regulate turbine operation, such that outflow from the project approximates inflow. The project creates an approximately 250foot-long and a 400-foot-long bifurcated bypassed reaches of the Cocheco River. Downstream fish passage is provided by a bypass pipe located on the left side of the dam. There is no upstream fish passage facility at the project. The current license requires a minimum flow release of 83 cubic feet per second (cfs), or inflow to the impoundment, whichever is less from the dam to protect and enhance aquatic resources in the Cocheco River. The average annual generation of the project is approximately 1,100 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–6240). 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 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) October 2021 Request Additional Information October 2021 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments January 2022 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 Issue Acceptance Letter February 2022 Request Additional Information (if necessary) February 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: September 10, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20003 Filed 9–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–14–000] Adelphia Gateway, LLC; Notice of Revised Schedule for Environmental Review of the Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project This notice identifies the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s revised schedule for the completion of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Adelphia Gateway, LLC’s Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project. The Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project and Schedule for Environmental Review, issued on May 27, 2021, identified September 10, 2021 as the final EIS issuance date. However, we are modifying this issuance date based on comments received on the draft EIS and based on Adelphia Gateway, LLC’s supplemental information filed on August 25, 2021 to address comments. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of the final EIS—October 1, 2021 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—December 30, 2021 If a schedule change becomes necessary, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the project’s progress. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51665 automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ (i.e., CP21–14), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. This notice is issued and published in accordance with 18 CFR 2.1. Dated: September 10, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20002 Filed 9–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2020–0005; FRL–7611–02– OW] Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides; Reissuance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final permit issuance. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 6240-064]


Watson Associates; 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.
    a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 6240-064.
    c. Date filed: August 27, 2021.
    d. Applicant: Watson Associates.
    e. Name of Project: Watson Dam Project.
    f. Location: On the Cocheco River in Strafford County, New 
Hampshire. 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: Mr. John Webster, Watson Associates, P.O. Box 
178, South Berwick, ME 03908; Phone at (207) 384-5334, or email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Michael Watts at (202) 502-6123, 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: October 26, 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: Watson Dam Project (P-6240-064).
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Project Description: The existing Watson Dam Project consists 
of: (1) A 296.75-foot-long, 12-foot-high concrete gravity dam that 
includes the following sections: (i) A 54-foot-long right abutment; 
(ii) a 111-foot-long right spillway section with 24-inch-high 
flashboards and a crest elevation of 110.6 feet mean sea level (msl) at 
the top of the flashboards; (iii) an 11.5-foot-long, 11.25-foot-wide 
concrete spillway center pier; (iv) an 80-foot-long left spillway 
section with 24-inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 110.6 
feet msl at the top of the flashboards; and (v) a 29-foot-long left 
abutment; (2) an impoundment with a surface area of 54 acres and a 
storage capacity of 300 acre-feet at an elevation of 110.6 feet msl; 
(3) a 29-foot-long, 10-foot-high intake structure in the left

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abutment that is equipped with a headgate and trashrack with 2-inch 
clear bar spacing; (4) a 26-foot-long, 22-foot-wide wood and steel 
powerhouse containing one 265-kilowatt vertical Flygt submersible 
turbine-generator unit; (5) a 400-foot-long, 20-foot-wide tailrace that 
discharges into the Cocheco River; (6) a generator lead, transformer, 
and transmission line that connect the project to the local utility 
distribution system; and (7) appurtenant facilities.
    Watson Associates voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-
river mode using an automatic pond level control system to regulate 
turbine operation, such that outflow from the project approximates 
inflow. The project creates an approximately 250-foot-long and a 400-
foot-long bifurcated bypassed reaches of the Cocheco River.
    Downstream fish passage is provided by a bypass pipe located on the 
left side of the dam. There is no upstream fish passage facility at the 
project.
    The current license requires a minimum flow release of 83 cubic 
feet per second (cfs), or inflow to the impoundment, whichever is less 
from the dam to protect and enhance aquatic resources in the Cocheco 
River. The average annual generation of the project is approximately 
1,100 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-
6240). 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) October 2021
Request Additional Information October 2021
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments January 2022
Issue Acceptance Letter February 2022
Request Additional Information (if necessary) February 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: September 10, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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