Tallassee Shoals, 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, 53297 [2021-20896]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 184 / Monday, September 27, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6951–018] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Tallassee Shoals, 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 License. b. Project No.: 6951–018. c. Date filed: September 15, 2021. d. Applicant: Tallassee Shoals, LLC. e. Name of Project: Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Project (project). f. Location: On the Middle Oconee River, in Athens-Clarke and Jackson Counties, Georgia. 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: Walter Puryear, Tallassee Shoals, LLC, 2399 Tallassee Road, Athens, Georgia 30607; Phone at (706) 540–7621, or email at wpuryear@ bellsouth.net. i. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer at (202) 502–6093, or michael.spencer@ 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. With this notice, we are designating Tallassee Shoals, LLC as the Commission’s non-federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Sep 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: November 14, 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: Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Project (P–6951–018). n. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. o. Project Description: The existing Tallassee Shoals Project consists of: (1) A 365-foot-long, 25-foot-high concrete dam; (2) a 100-kilowatt fixed Kaplan unit within the dam; (3) a 1,400-footlong headrace canal from the dam to the powerhouse; (4) an 80-foot-long, 11foot-diameter penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing a single 2.2megawatt (MW) adjustable Kaplan unit; (6) a 75-foot-long tailrace; and (7) a 100foot-long, 42-kilovolt transmission line. The project creates a 2,100-foot-long bypassed reach of the Middle Oconee River. The project’s total capacity is 2.3 MW and its average annual generation is approximately 6,100 megawatt-hours. Tallassee Shoals, LLC does not propose any changes to the project’s run-of-river operation and required 70 cubic-feet-per-second minimum flow. p. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53297 field to access the document (P–6951). 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 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. q. 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)— January 2022 Request Additional Information— January 2022 Issue Acceptance Letter—March 2022 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments—April 2022 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—July 2022 r. 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 21, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20896 Filed 9–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP21–1127–000. Applicants: Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company. Description: Compliance filing: TXP Compliance Filing to be effective 11/1/ 2021. Filed Date: 9/20/21. Accession Number: 20210920–5084. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–1128–000. Applicants: Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 6951-018]


Tallassee Shoals, 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 License.
    b. Project No.: 6951-018.
    c. Date filed: September 15, 2021.
    d. Applicant: Tallassee Shoals, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Project 
(project).
    f. Location: On the Middle Oconee River, in Athens-Clarke and 
Jackson Counties, Georgia. 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: Walter Puryear, Tallassee Shoals, LLC, 2399 
Tallassee Road, Athens, Georgia 30607; Phone at (706) 540-7621, or 
email at [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer at (202) 502-6093, 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. With this notice, we are designating Tallassee Shoals, LLC as 
the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and 
consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    m. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: November 14, 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: Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Project 
(P-6951-018).
    n. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    o. Project Description: The existing Tallassee Shoals Project 
consists of: (1) A 365-foot-long, 25-foot-high concrete dam; (2) a 100-
kilowatt fixed Kaplan unit within the dam; (3) a 1,400-foot-long 
headrace canal from the dam to the powerhouse; (4) an 80-foot-long, 11-
foot-diameter penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing a single 2.2-
megawatt (MW) adjustable Kaplan unit; (6) a 75-foot-long tailrace; and 
(7) a 100-foot-long, 42-kilovolt transmission line. The project creates 
a 2,100-foot-long bypassed reach of the Middle Oconee River. The 
project's total capacity is 2.3 MW and its average annual generation is 
approximately 6,100 megawatt-hours.
    Tallassee Shoals, LLC does not propose any changes to the project's 
run-of-river operation and required 70 cubic-feet-per-second minimum 
flow.
    p. 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-
6951). 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 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.
    q. 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)--January 2022
Request Additional Information--January 2022
Issue Acceptance Letter--March 2022
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments--April 2022
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis--July 2022

    r. 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 21, 2021.
Debbie-Anne A. Reese,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-20896 Filed 9-24-21; 8:45 am]
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