Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment, 53957 [2021-21155]

Download as PDF 53957 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 29, 2021 / Notices any filing should include docket number P–2207–050. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. 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 whose name appears 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, it must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to replace the Unit No. 1 runner with a runner of the same fixed-blade propeller design and outer diameter, and update the project’s automation, including replacing the Unit No. 1 governor, installing a SCADA system, and installing video systems for remote monitoring. The proposal would increase the installed capacity of Unit No. 1 from 1,800 to 2,250 kilowatts (kW). The licensee is not proposing changes to the other two units, and no ground disturbing activity would occur. Under the proposed amendment, the project’s authorized installed capacity would increase from 3,050 to 3,500 kW, and the total hydraulic capacity would increase from 2,250 to 2,720 cubic feet per second. l. 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 of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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 FERCOnline Support@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting, or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: September 23, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. the project was ready for environmental analysis (REA Notice). Based on the information in the record, including comments filed on the REA Notice, staff does not anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff intends to prepare a draft and final Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to relicense the Phoenix Project. The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and considered in the Commission’s final licensing decision. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Commission issues draft EA. Comments on draft EA. Commission issues final EA. Target date May 2022. June 2022. September 2022 1. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Jim Hastreiter at (503) 552–2760 or james.hastreiter@ ferc.gov. Dated: September 23, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21155 Filed 9–28–21; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2021–21154 Filed 9–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 [Project No. 1061–103] Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment On August 24, 2020, Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed an application for a major, new license for the 1.6 megawatts Phoenix Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1061). The existing project is located on the South Fork Stanislaus River and in the Tuolumne River Basin, in Tuolumne County, California. The project occupies 26.99 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Forest Service and 0.59 acres administered by the Bureau of Land Management. In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on July 2, 2021, Commission staff issued a notice that PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER20–2148–004. Applicants: Lexington Chenoa Wind Farm LLC. Description: Refund Report: Refund Report Under Docket ER20–2148–000 to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 9/23/21. Accession Number: 20210923–5041. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/14/21. 1 The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations under 40 CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 year of the federal action agency’s decision to prepare an EA. This notice establishes the Commission’s intent to prepare a draft and final EA for the Phoenix Project. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ’s regulations, the final EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this notice. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 53957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21155]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1061-103]


Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment

    On August 24, 2020, Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed an 
application for a major, new license for the 1.6 megawatts Phoenix 
Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1061). The existing project is located 
on the South Fork Stanislaus River and in the Tuolumne River Basin, in 
Tuolumne County, California. The project occupies 26.99 acres of 
federal land administered by the U.S. Forest Service and 0.59 acres 
administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
    In accordance with the Commission's regulations, on July 2, 2021, 
Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for 
environmental analysis (REA Notice). Based on the information in the 
record, including comments filed on the REA Notice, staff does not 
anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal 
action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. 
Therefore, staff intends to prepare a draft and final Environmental 
Assessment (EA) on the application to relicense the Phoenix Project.
    The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested 
parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and 
considered in the Commission's final licensing decision.
    The application will be processed according to the following 
schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.
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    \1\ The Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations 
under 40 CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 
year of the federal action agency's decision to prepare an EA. This 
notice establishes the Commission's intent to prepare a draft and 
final EA for the Phoenix Project. Therefore, in accordance with 
CEQ's regulations, the final EA must be issued within 1 year of the 
issuance date of this notice.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Commission issues draft EA................  May 2022.
Comments on draft EA......................  June 2022.
Commission issues final EA................  September 2022 \1\.
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    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Jim 
Hastreiter at (503) 552-2760 or [email protected].

    Dated: September 23, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-21155 Filed 9-28-21; 8:45 am]
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