Village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 52666-52667 [2021-20460]

Download as PDF 52666 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Notices your interest in the proceeding. [For an individual, this could include your status as a landowner, ratepayer, resident of an impacted community, or recreationist. You do not need to have property directly impacted by the project in order to intervene.] For more information about motions to intervene, refer to the FERC website at https:// www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/how-to/ intervene.asp. All timely, unopposed motions to intervene are automatically granted by operation of Rule 214(c)(1). Motions to intervene that are filed after the intervention deadline are untimely and may be denied. Any late-filed motion to intervene must show good cause for being late and must explain why the time limitation should be waived and provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations. A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies (paper or electronic) of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. How To File Comments and Interventions There are two ways to submit your comments and motions to intervene to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the Project docket number CP21–494–000 in your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of submissions. (1) You may file your comments or motions to intervene electronically by using the eFiling feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making; first select ‘‘General’’ and then select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’ or ‘‘Intervention’’; or (2) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address below. Your written comments must reference the Project docket number (CP21–494–000). To mail via USPS, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426 To mail via any other courier, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Motions to intervene must be served on the applicant either by mail or email VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 (with a link to the document) at: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 State Route 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, by telephone at (270) 852–4655 or by email at cindy.thompson@southernstar.com. Any subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be served on the applicants and all other parties to the proceeding. Contact information for parties can be downloaded from the service list at the eService link on FERC Online. Service can be via email with a link to the document. All timely, unopposed 5 motions to intervene are automatically granted by operation of Rule 214(c)(1).6 Motions to intervene that are filed after the intervention deadline are untimely, and may be denied. Any late-filed motion to intervene must show good cause for being late and must explain why the time limitation should be waived and provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.7 A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies (paper or electronic) of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. Tracking the Proceeding Throughout the proceeding, additional information about the projects will be available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link as described above. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. For more information and to register, go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp. Intervention Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 29, 2021. 5 The applicant has 15 days from the submittal of a motion to intervene to file a written objection to the intervention. 6 18 CFR 385.214(c)(1). 7 18 CFR 385.214(b)(3) and (d). PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 15, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20461 Filed 9–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2905–035] Village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments 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.: 2905–035. c. Date Filed: April 30, 2021. d. Applicant: Village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont (Village). e. Name of Project: Enosburg Falls Hydroelectric Project (project). f. Location: On the Missisquoi River in Franklin County, Vermont. 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: Paul V. Nolan, Representative of Village of Enosburg Falls, 5515 North 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22205–2722; phone at (703) 534– 5509; email at pvnpvndiver@gmail.com. i. FERC Contact: John Baummer at (202) 502–6837, or john.baummer@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: October 15, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ QuickComment.aspx. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. 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 E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Notices Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Enosburg Falls Hydroelectric Project (P–2905–035). The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing project consists of: (1) A 195-foot-long, 18.5-foot-high concrete gravity dam; (2) an impoundment with a surface area of 121 acres at an elevation of 386.87 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29); (3) a steel headgate structure that includes three sluice gates; (4) an 80foot-long steel penstock that provides flow to a 375-kilowatt (kW) semi-Kaplan turbine-generator unit located in a powerhouse (Kendall Plant); (5) an approximately 5-foot-long tailrace that discharges to the Missisquoi River from the Kendall Plant; (6) an approximately 210-foot-long headrace canal located downstream of the headgate structure; (7) an intake structure, at the downstream end of the headrace canal, equipped with a sluice gate and a trashrack; (8) a powerhouse containing a 600-kW vertical Kaplan turbinegenerator unit (Village Plant); (9) an approximately 240-foot-long tailrace that discharges from the Village Plant to the Missisquoi River; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The project creates an approximately 1,400-footlong bypassed reach of the Missisquoi River. The Village voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river mode. Article 401 of the current license requires the Village to: (1) Maintain a minimum flow of 293 cubic feet per second (cfs) from April 15–June 15, and 120 cfs from June 16–April 14, or inflow, whichever is less, from the Kendall Plant to the bypassed reach; and (2) maintain a yearround minimum flow of 293 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, from the Village Plant to the downstream reach of the Missisquoi River. The Village proposes to: (1) Continue operating the project in a run-of-river mode; (2) provide a year-round minimum flow of 243 cfs, or inflow, whichever is less, from the Kendall Plant to the bypassed reach; (3) develop VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 a recreation management plan for improving recreation at the project; (4) release 1 inch of spill over the top of the project dam crest gates to provide an aesthetic veil of flow over the dam; (5) develop an operation compliance monitoring plan for maintaining minimum flows, impoundment levels, and run-of-river operation; and (6) develop a historic properties management plan to address and mitigate project effects on historic properties. m. 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 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. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. n. 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. o. Scoping Process. Commission staff will prepare either an environmental assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that describes and evaluates the probable effects, if any, of the licensee’s proposed action and alternatives. The EA or EIS will consider environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. The Commission’s scoping process will help determine the required level of analysis and satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether the Commission prepares an EA or an EIS. At this time, we do not anticipate holding on-site scoping meetings. Instead, we are soliciting written comments and suggestions on the preliminary list of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the NEPA document, as described in scoping document 1 (SD1), issued September 15, 2021. Copies of the SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the NEPA document were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list and the applicant’s distribution list. Copies of SD1 may be viewed on the web at 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. For assistance, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52667 Dated: September 15, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20460 Filed 9–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG21–253–000. Applicants:. Bay Tree Solar, LLC. Description:. Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Bay Tree Solar, LLC. Filed Date: 9/16/21. Accession Number: 20210916–5053. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/21. Docket Numbers: EG21–254–000. Applicants: Bay Tree Lessee, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status of Bay Tree Lessee, LLC. Filed Date: 9/16/21. Accession Number: 20210916–5058. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER21–2214–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 09–16_Att X Financial Improvements and PGIA Compliance Filing to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 9/16/21. Accession Number: 20210916–5043. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/7/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2892–000. Applicants: Prairie Wolf Solar, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Reactive Power Compensation Filing to be effective 11/14/2021. Filed Date: 9/15/21. Accession Number: 20210915–5147. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2893–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Original WMPA, SA No. 6171; Queue No. AF2–276 to be effective 8/25/2021. Filed Date: 9/16/21. Accession Number: 20210916–5015. Comment Date: 5 pm ET 10/7/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2894–000. Applicants: New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2905-035]


Village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont; Notice Soliciting Scoping 
Comments

    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.: 2905-035.
    c. Date Filed: April 30, 2021.
    d. Applicant: Village of Enosburg Falls, Vermont (Village).
    e. Name of Project: Enosburg Falls Hydroelectric Project (project).
    f. Location: On the Missisquoi River in Franklin County, Vermont. 
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: Paul V. Nolan, Representative of Village of 
Enosburg Falls, 5515 North 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22205-2722; phone 
at (703) 534-5509; email at pvnpvndiv[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: John Baummer at (202) 502-6837, or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: October 15, 2021.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments using the Commission's eFiling system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. Commenters can submit brief 
comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the 
eComment system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx. You 
must include your name and contact information at the end of your 
comments. 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

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Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 
20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket 
number on the first page: Enosburg Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-2905-
035).
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person on the official service list for the 
project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the 
Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the 
responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve 
a copy of the document on that resource agency.
    k. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The existing project consists of: (1) A 195-foot-long, 18.5-
foot-high concrete gravity dam; (2) an impoundment with a surface area 
of 121 acres at an elevation of 386.87 feet National Geodetic Vertical 
Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29); (3) a steel headgate structure that includes 
three sluice gates; (4) an 80-foot-long steel penstock that provides 
flow to a 375-kilowatt (kW) semi-Kaplan turbine-generator unit located 
in a powerhouse (Kendall Plant); (5) an approximately 5-foot-long 
tailrace that discharges to the Missisquoi River from the Kendall 
Plant; (6) an approximately 210-foot-long headrace canal located 
downstream of the headgate structure; (7) an intake structure, at the 
downstream end of the headrace canal, equipped with a sluice gate and a 
trashrack; (8) a powerhouse containing a 600-kW vertical Kaplan 
turbine-generator unit (Village Plant); (9) an approximately 240-foot-
long tailrace that discharges from the Village Plant to the Missisquoi 
River; and (10) appurtenant facilities. The project creates an 
approximately 1,400-foot-long bypassed reach of the Missisquoi River.
    The Village voluntarily operates the project in a run-of-river 
mode. Article 401 of the current license requires the Village to: (1) 
Maintain a minimum flow of 293 cubic feet per second (cfs) from April 
15-June 15, and 120 cfs from June 16-April 14, or inflow, whichever is 
less, from the Kendall Plant to the bypassed reach; and (2) maintain a 
year-round minimum flow of 293 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, from 
the Village Plant to the downstream reach of the Missisquoi River.
    The Village proposes to: (1) Continue operating the project in a 
run-of-river mode; (2) provide a year-round minimum flow of 243 cfs, or 
inflow, whichever is less, from the Kendall Plant to the bypassed 
reach; (3) develop a recreation management plan for improving 
recreation at the project; (4) release 1 inch of spill over the top of 
the project dam crest gates to provide an aesthetic veil of flow over 
the dam; (5) develop an operation compliance monitoring plan for 
maintaining minimum flows, impoundment levels, and run-of-river 
operation; and (6) develop a historic properties management plan to 
address and mitigate project effects on historic properties.
    m. 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 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. For assistance, contact 
FERC at [email protected] or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or 
TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    n. 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.
    o. Scoping Process.
    Commission staff will prepare either an environmental assessment 
(EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that describes and 
evaluates the probable effects, if any, of the licensee's proposed 
action and alternatives. The EA or EIS will consider environmental 
impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. The 
Commission's scoping process will help determine the required level of 
analysis and satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of 
whether the Commission prepares an EA or an EIS. At this time, we do 
not anticipate holding on-site scoping meetings. Instead, we are 
soliciting written comments and suggestions on the preliminary list of 
issues and alternatives to be addressed in the NEPA document, as 
described in scoping document 1 (SD1), issued September 15, 2021.
    Copies of the SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in 
the NEPA document were distributed to the parties on the Commission's 
mailing list and the applicant's distribution list. Copies of SD1 may 
be viewed on the web at 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. For assistance, call 1-866-
208-3676 or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: September 15, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-20460 Filed 9-21-21; 8:45 am]
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