KEI (Maine) Power Management (II) 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, 57420-57421 [2021-22515]

Download as PDF 57420 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Dated: October 8, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22516 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4202–025] KEI (Maine) Power Management (II) 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: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 4202–025. c. Date Filed: September 28, 2021. d. Applicant: KEI (Maine) Power Management (II), LLC (KEI Power). e. Name of Project: Lowell Tannery Project (project). f. Location: On the Passadumkeag River in Penobscot County, Maine. 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. Lewis C. Loon, KEI (Maine) Power Management (II), LLC c/o KEI (USA) Power Management Inc., 423 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345; Phone at (207) 203–3025, or email at Lewis.Loon@ kruger.com. i. FERC Contact: Arash Barsari at (202) 502–6207, or arash.jalalibarsari@ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 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: November 27, 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, MD 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Lowell Tannery Project (P–4202–025). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing Lowell Tannery Project consists of: (1) A 230-foot-long, 21.5-foot-high concrete gravity dam that includes the following sections: (a) A left abutment section; (b) a 30-foot-long primary spillway with 42inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 187.5 feet mean sea level (msl) at the top of the flashboards; (c) a 30.2-foot-long section with a seven-footwide log sluice and a ten-foot-wide tainter gate; (d) an 89-foot-long auxiliary spillway with 42-inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 187.5 feet msl at the top of the flashboards; (e) a 22.2foot-long intake structure with two 15.5foot-wide, 15.8-foot-high, angled trashracks with 1.5-inch clear bar spacing; and (f) a right abutment section; (2) an impoundment with a surface area of approximately 341 acres at an elevation of 187.5 feet msl; (3) a 69.4-foot-long, 26.7-foot-wide concrete powerhouse containing a 1,000-kilowatt vertical Kaplan turbine-generator unit; (4) a tailrace channel that discharges into the Passadumkeag River; (5) a 2.3/ PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12.5-kilovolt (kV) step-up transformer and a 200-foot-long, 12.5-kV transmission line that connects the generator to the local utility distribution system; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Article 19 of the current license requires the project to be operated in run-of-river mode. The average annual generation of the project was approximately 4,144 megawatt-hours from 2016 through 2020. The project creates an approximately 70-foot-long bypassed reach of the Passadumkeag River. Downstream fish passage is provided by a bypass facility located adjacent to the left side of the intake structure and powerhouse, and consists of a 3.7-footwide log sluice, a 5.1-foot-wide, 5.8foot-long concrete fish collection box, and a 69.7-foot-long, 18-inch-diameter fiberglass fish passage pipe that discharges into a plunge pool next to the tailrace. Upstream fish passage is provided by a 3-foot-wide Denil fishway located adjacent to the right side of the intake structure and powerhouse. KEI Power proposes to: (1) Continue to operate the project in a run-of-river mode; (2) install upstream and downstream eel passage facilities; (3) install seasonal trashrack overlays with 0.875 inch diameter holes; (4) modify the discharge location of the existing downstream fish passage pipe to discharge adjacent to the existing upstream fish passage entrance; and (5) develop a fishway operation and management plan. 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 (https:// 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–4202). 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. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)— November 2021 Request Additional Information— November 2021 Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments—February 2022 Request Additional Information (if necessary)—March 2022 Issue Acceptance Letter—March 2022 Issue Scoping Document 2—April 2022 Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—April 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: October 8, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22515 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 943–134] Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington; Notice of Application for Approval of Contract for the Sale of Power Under Section 22 of the Federal Power Act Take notice that on September 22, 2021, Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington (Chelan PUD), filed with the Commission an application for approval of a contract for the sale of power from its licensed Rock Island Hydroelectric Project No. 943 (the ‘‘Rock Island Project’’) for a period beyond the expiration of its existing license for the project. The project is located on the Columbia River in Chelan and Douglas counties, Washington. Section 22 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 815, provides that contracts for the sale and delivery of power for periods extending beyond the termination date of a license may be entered into upon the joint approval of the Commission and the appropriate state public service commission or other similar authority in the state in which the sale or delivery of power is made. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs- filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–15226–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s website at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–15226) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 8, 2021. Dated: October 8, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22520 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 15045–000] Current Hydro Project 19, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: P–15045–000. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57421 c. Date Filed: August 11, 2021. d. Submitted By: Current Hydro Project 19, LLC (Current Hydro 19). e. Name of Project: New Cumberland Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) New Cumberland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Hancock County, West Virginia and Jefferson County, Ohio. The project would occupy federal land administered by the Corps. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Joel Herm, P.O. Box 224, Rhinebeck, NY 12572–0224; (917) 224–3607; joel@ currenthydro.com. i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan at (202) 502–8278, or at jody.callihan@ ferc.gov. j. Current Hydro 19 filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on August 11, 2021 and provided public notice of its request on the same date. In a letter dated October 8, 2021, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Current Hydro 19’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the West Virginia and Ohio State Historic Preservation Officers, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Current Hydro 19 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. Current Hydro 19 filed a PreApplication Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD may be viewed and/or printed on the Commission’s website (https://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. At this time, the Commission E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 197 (Friday, October 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57420-57421]
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. 4202-025]


KEI (Maine) Power Management (II) 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: Subsequent Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 4202-025.
    c. Date Filed: September 28, 2021.
    d. Applicant: KEI (Maine) Power Management (II), LLC (KEI Power).
    e. Name of Project: Lowell Tannery Project (project).
    f. Location: On the Passadumkeag River in Penobscot County, Maine. 
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. Lewis C. Loon, KEI (Maine) Power 
Management (II), LLC c/o KEI (USA) Power Management Inc., 423 Brunswick 
Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345; Phone at (207) 203-3025, or email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Arash Barsari at (202) 502-6207, 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: November 27, 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, 
MD 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket 
number on the first page: Lowell Tannery Project (P-4202-025).
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Project Description: The existing Lowell Tannery Project 
consists of: (1) A 230-foot-long, 21.5-foot-high concrete gravity dam 
that includes the following sections: (a) A left abutment section; (b) 
a 30-foot-long primary spillway with 42-inch-high flashboards and a 
crest elevation of 187.5 feet mean sea level (msl) at the top of the 
flashboards; (c) a 30.2-foot-long section with a seven-foot-wide log 
sluice and a ten-foot-wide tainter gate; (d) an 89-foot-long auxiliary 
spillway with 42-inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 187.5 
feet msl at the top of the flashboards; (e) a 22.2-foot-long intake 
structure with two 15.5-foot-wide, 15.8-foot-high, angled trashracks 
with 1.5-inch clear bar spacing; and (f) a right abutment section; (2) 
an impoundment with a surface area of approximately 341 acres at an 
elevation of 187.5 feet msl; (3) a 69.4-foot-long, 26.7-foot-wide 
concrete powerhouse containing a 1,000-kilowatt vertical Kaplan 
turbine-generator unit; (4) a tailrace channel that discharges into the 
Passadumkeag River; (5) a 2.3/12.5-kilovolt (kV) step-up transformer 
and a 200-foot-long, 12.5-kV transmission line that connects the 
generator to the local utility distribution system; and (6) appurtenant 
facilities.
    Article 19 of the current license requires the project to be 
operated in run-of-river mode. The average annual generation of the 
project was approximately 4,144 megawatt-hours from 2016 through 2020. 
The project creates an approximately 70-foot-long bypassed reach of the 
Passadumkeag River.
    Downstream fish passage is provided by a bypass facility located 
adjacent to the left side of the intake structure and powerhouse, and 
consists of a 3.7-foot-wide log sluice, a 5.1-foot-wide, 5.8-foot-long 
concrete fish collection box, and a 69.7-foot-long, 18-inch-diameter 
fiberglass fish passage pipe that discharges into a plunge pool next to 
the tailrace. Upstream fish passage is provided by a 3-foot-wide Denil 
fishway located adjacent to the right side of the intake structure and 
powerhouse.
    KEI Power proposes to: (1) Continue to operate the project in a 
run-of-river mode; (2) install upstream and downstream eel passage 
facilities; (3) install seasonal trashrack overlays with 0.875 inch 
diameter holes; (4) modify the discharge location of the existing 
downstream fish passage pipe to discharge adjacent to the existing 
upstream fish passage entrance; and (5) develop a fishway operation and 
management plan.
    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 (https://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-
4202). 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.


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Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)--November 2021
Request Additional Information--November 2021
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments--February 2022
Request Additional Information (if necessary)--March 2022
Issue Acceptance Letter--March 2022
Issue Scoping Document 2--April 2022
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis--April 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: October 8, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-22515 Filed 10-14-21; 8:45 am]
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