Pyrites Hydro, 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, 52141-52142 [2021-20272]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 179 / Monday, September 20, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6115–016] [Docket No. AD21–8–000] Technical Conference on Reassessment of the Electric Quarterly Report Requirements; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference On August 12, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a notice that its staff will hold a technical conference related to the reassessment of the Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) requirements on October 14, 2021. The technical conference will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. All interested persons are invited to participate. Access to the meeting will be available via WebEx. Commission staff is hereby supplementing the August 12, 2021 notice with the agenda, including sample discussion topics. During the conference, Commission staff, EQR filers, and EQR users will discuss potential changes to the current EQR data fields. This technical conference is the third in a series of conferences related to the reassessment of the EQR requirements. Information for the technical conference, including a link to the webcast, will be posted prior to the event on the meeting event page on the Commission’s website, available at: https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/ events/technical-conferencereassessment-electric-quarterly-reportrequirements-0. The presentation slides will be posted to the website prior to the conference. Any interested person that wishes to participate in the conference is required to register through the WebEx link. 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 202–208–1659 (TTY). For more information about the technical conference, please contact Jeff Sanders of the Commission’s Office of Enforcement at (202) 502–6455, or send an email to EQR@ferc.gov. Dated: September 14, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20270 Filed 9–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Sep 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Pyrites Hydro, 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. a. Type of Application: New Major License. b. Project No.: 6115–016. c. Date Filed: August 31, 2021. d. Applicant: Pyrites Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Pyrites Hydroelectric Project (Pyrites Project). f. Location: The existing project is located on the Grass River near the Town of Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York. 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. Kevin M. Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, Pyrites Hydro, LLC, 670 N. Commercial Street, Suite 204, Manchester, NH 03101, (978) 935–6039; email—kwebb@ centralriverspower.com. i. FERC Contact: Christopher Millard at (202) 502–8256; or email at christopher.millard@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. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52141 l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: October 30, 2021.1 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: Pyrites Hydroelectric Project (P–6115– 016). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing Pyrites Project consists of: (1) A 170foot-long and 12-foot-high concrete Ambursen overflow spillway with 1.5foot-high flashboards, a 115-foot-long concrete auxiliary spillway, and a 208foot-long non-overflow dam, which includes a 50-foot-wide intake structure; (2) a 6-foot-diameter, 700-foot-long steel penstock running from the intake structure to an upper powerhouse and a 10-foot-diameter, 2,160-foot-long penstock running from the intake structure to a lower powerhouse; (3) a 21-foot by 31-foot upper powerhouse located 700 feet downstream of the intake structure containing one 1.2megawatt (MW) turbine/generator unit operating under a rated head of 76 feet and a 50-foot by 53-foot lower powerhouse located 1,200 feet downstream of the tailrace containing two 3.5-MW turbine/generator units operating under a rated head of 111 feet; (4) a 50-foot by 97-foot 115/4.16/2.3kilovolt (kV) switchyard and substation for use by both powerhouses; (5) a 470foot-long 2.3-kV transmission line connecting the upper powerhouse to the 1 The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure provide that if a filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, holiday, or other day when the Commission is closed for business, the filing deadline does not end until the close of business on the next business day. 18 CFR 385.2007(a)(2) (2020). Because the 60-day filing deadline falls on a Saturday (i.e., October 30, 2021), the filing deadline is extended until the close of business on Monday, November 1, 2021. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 52142 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 179 / Monday, September 20, 2021 / Notices switchyard; (6) a 1,150-foot-long 4.16 kV transmission line connecting the lower powerhouse to the switchyard; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The Pyrites Project is operated in a run-of-river mode with an average annual generation of 27,865 megawatthours. 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–6115). 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 email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Milestone Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary). Request Additional Information. Issue Acceptance Letter .. Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments. Issue Scoping Document 2. Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis. Target date October 2021. October 2021. January 2022. February 2022. May 2022. May 2022. 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 14, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20272 Filed 9–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Sep 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3102–000] Jason and Carol Victoria Presley; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On September 12, 2017, Jason and Carol Victoria Presley, licensees for the High Shoals Hydroelectric Project No. 3102, filed a Notice of Intent to File Subsequent License Application for the project, and on November 1, 2017, they filed a Preliminary Application Document. On August 27, 2019, they filed a Notice of Intent to Surrender the project followed by an application for Surrender of License on November 7, 2019. The High Shoals Hydroelectric Project is located on the Apalachee River in Walton, Morgan, and Oconee Counties, Georgia. The license for Project No. 3102 was issued for a period ending August 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 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. 3102 is issued to Jason and Carol Victoria Presley for a period effective September 1, 2021 through August 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 August 31, 2022, notice is hereby given that, PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Jason and Carol Victoria Presley are authorized to continue operation of the High Shoals Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission takes final action on the application for Surrender of License. Dated: September 14, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20275 Filed 9–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3509–042] Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With The Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and 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: New Major License. b. Project No.: 3509–042. c. Date Filed: August 31, 2021. d. Applicant: Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP. e. Name of Project: Little Falls Hydroelectric Project (Little Falls Project). f. Location: The existing project is located on the Mohawk River, in the City of Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York. The project does not occupy federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825 (r). h. Applicant Contact: David H. Fox, Director, Licensing and Compliance, Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, email—david.fox@ eaglecreekre.com; Jody J. Smet, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, LP, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, email— jody.smet@eaglecreekre.com. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 179 (Monday, September 20, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 6115-016]


Pyrites Hydro, 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.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 6115-016.
    c. Date Filed: August 31, 2021.
    d. Applicant: Pyrites Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Pyrites Hydroelectric Project (Pyrites 
Project).
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Grass River 
near the Town of Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York. 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. Kevin M. Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, 
Pyrites Hydro, LLC, 670 N. Commercial Street, Suite 204, Manchester, NH 
03101, (978) 935-6039; [email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Christopher Millard at (202) 502-8256; or email at 
[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 30, 2021.\1\
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    \1\ The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure provide 
that if a filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, holiday, or 
other day when the Commission is closed for business, the filing 
deadline does not end until the close of business on the next 
business day. 18 CFR 385.2007(a)(2) (2020). Because the 60-day 
filing deadline falls on a Saturday (i.e., October 30, 2021), the 
filing deadline is extended until the close of business on Monday, 
November 1, 2021.
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    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: Pyrites Hydroelectric Project (P-6115-
016).
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Project Description: The existing Pyrites Project consists of: 
(1) A 170-foot-long and 12-foot-high concrete Ambursen overflow 
spillway with 1.5-foot-high flashboards, a 115-foot-long concrete 
auxiliary spillway, and a 208-foot-long non-overflow dam, which 
includes a 50-foot-wide intake structure; (2) a 6-foot-diameter, 700-
foot-long steel penstock running from the intake structure to an upper 
powerhouse and a 10-foot-diameter, 2,160-foot-long penstock running 
from the intake structure to a lower powerhouse; (3) a 21-foot by 31-
foot upper powerhouse located 700 feet downstream of the intake 
structure containing one 1.2-megawatt (MW) turbine/generator unit 
operating under a rated head of 76 feet and a 50-foot by 53-foot lower 
powerhouse located 1,200 feet downstream of the tailrace containing two 
3.5-MW turbine/generator units operating under a rated head of 111 
feet; (4) a 50-foot by 97-foot 115/4.16/2.3-kilovolt (kV) switchyard 
and substation for use by both powerhouses; (5) a 470-foot-long 2.3-kV 
transmission line connecting the upper powerhouse to the

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switchyard; (6) a 1,150-foot-long 4.16 kV transmission line connecting 
the lower powerhouse to the switchyard; and (7) appurtenant facilities.
    The Pyrites Project is operated in a run-of-river mode with an 
average annual generation of 27,865 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-
6115). 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 and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions 
to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)....  October 2021.
Request Additional Information............  October 2021.
Issue Acceptance Letter...................  January 2022.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments.....  February 2022.
Issue Scoping Document 2..................  May 2022.
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental     May 2022.
 Analysis.
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    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 14, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-20272 Filed 9-17-21; 8:45 am]
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