Alice Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments, 71610-71611 [2022-25590]

Download as PDF 71610 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / Notices FERC–550—OIL PIPELINE RATES—TARIFF FILINGS AND DEPRECIATION STUDIES Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses 4 Average burden hrs. & cost ($) per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1)* (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Oil Rates and Tariff Filings. Depreciation 5 Studies. Total .................. 258 3 774 7 hrs.; $637 ............. 5,418 hrs.; $493,038 ................ $1,911 22 1 22 40 hrs.; $3,640 ........ 880 hrs.; $80,080 ..................... 3,640 280 ........................ 796 ................................. 6,298 hrs.; $573,118 ................ .................... Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: November 16, 2022. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–25464 Filed 11–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 5867–054] Alice Falls Hydro, LLC; 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: New Major License. b. Project No.: 5867–054. c. Date filed: September 29, 2021. d. Applicant: Alice Falls Hydro, LLC (Alice Falls Hydro). 4 This lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 figure is rounded. Studies previously was included under Oil Rates and Tariff Filings in the OMB inventory under OMB Control No. 1902–0089. However, for a more accurate estimate of burden a new row was added for Depreciation Studies (18 CFR 347.1). This new row will properly account for the differences in burden hours and type of filing with the Oil Rates and Tariff filings (18 CFR Parts 341 through 348). e. Name of Project: Alice Falls Hydroelectric Project (Alice Falls Project or project). f. Location: The existing project is located on the Ausable River in the Town of Chesterfield, Clinton and Essex Counties, 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: Jody Smet, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (804) 739– 0654 or jody.smet@eaglecreekre.com. i. FERC Contact: Chris Millard at (202) 502–8256, or email at christopher.millard@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: December 17, 2022.1 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping comments 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. 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, please send a paper copy via U. S. Postal Service 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 5 Depreciation VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 22, 2022 Jkt 259001 1 The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure provide that if a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, holiday, or other day when the Commission is closed for business, the deadline does not end until the close of business on the next business day. 18 CFR 385.2007(a)(2). Because the 30-day deadline falls on a Saturday (i.e., December 17, 2022), the deadline is extended until the close of business on Monday, December 19, 2022. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Alice Falls Hydroelectric Project (P– 5867–054). The Commission’s Rules of Practice 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. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The project consists of: (1) a stone masonry dam, 88 feet long and 63 feet high; (2) a 110-foot-long section of rock ledge adjacent to the dam with 2.5-foothigh pipe-supported flashboards; (3) a reservoir with a surface area of 4.8 acres at the normal water surface elevation of 350 feet; 2 (4) a 110-foot-wide, 150-footlong intake structure with a 41-footwide by 14-foot-high trash rack opening and fitted with a trash rack with 1-inch clear bar spacing; (5) a divided, 45-footlong, reinforced concrete penstock, where the Unit 1 penstock is 18 feet wide by 12 feet high and the Unit 2 penstock is 10 feet wide by 12 feet high; (6) a powerhouse, approximately 34 feet wide and 26 feet long, containing two turbine-generator units of 1.5 megawatts (Unit 1) and 0.6 megawatt (Unit 2); (7) a substation, 51 feet wide and 88 feet long; (8) a 745-foot-long, 5-kilovolt (kV) buried generator lead and a 700-footlong, 46-kV buried transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The project is operated in a run-ofriver mode, whereby outflow from the project approximates inflow. Project operation occurs remotely in an automatic control mode using a 2 Elevation data are presented using the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / Notices headpond level sensor and two sensors behind the project trash racks to maintain the reservoir elevation at about 350 feet. Normal operation occurs up to 358.5 feet, at which point project operation ceases and all inflow is spilled.3 The minimum and maximum hydraulic capacities of the project are 400 cfs and 840 cfs, respectively. A continuous minimum flow of 25 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, is released over the spillway flashboards to Alice Falls year-round. An additional 125-cfs aesthetic flow (for a total flow of 150 cfs over Alice Falls), or inflow, whichever is less, is released daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May 20 to September 8 when public recreation access is provided. A seasonal conveyance flow of 20 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, is continuously passed through the fish bypass facility from April 1 through November 30. When inflow to the reservoir is less than the scheduled combined minimum flow, Alice Falls Hydro releases 20 cfs from the fish bypass facility and any remaining flow is released over the spillway to Alice Falls. m. 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., scoping document) 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–5867). 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://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp 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 3 Reservoir elevations greater than 358.5 feet present a risk of damage to project structures due to an inability to safely remove debris, thus requiring project shutdown. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 22, 2022 Jkt 259001 scoping process will help determine the required level of analysis and satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act (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 November 17, 2022. Copies of 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 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. For assistance, call 1–866– 208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 17, 2022. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–25590 Filed 11–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2853–073] Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation; Notice of Scoping Meetings and Environmental Site Review and 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: New Major License. b. Project No.: 2853–073. c. Date Filed: June 30, 2022. d. Applicant: Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (Montana DNRC). e. Name of Project: Broadwater Hydroelectric Project (Broadwater Project or project). f. Location: On the Missouri River near the town of Toston in Broadwater County, Montana. The project occupies approximately two acres of federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: David Lofftus, Hydro Power Program Manager, PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71611 Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, 1424 9th Avenue, P.O. Box 201601, Helena, Montana 59620; Phone at (406) 444– 6659; or email at dlofftus@mt.gov. i. FERC Contact: Ingrid Brofman at (202) 502–8347, or ingrid.brofman@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 13, 2023. 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 Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Broadwater Hydroelectric Project (P–2853–073). 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 intervener 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. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. Project Description: The existing Broadwater Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) a 630-foot-long, 24-foothigh concrete gravity dam with a 360foot-long spillway containing seven inflatable rubber gates capable of raising the dam’s crest elevation by 11 feet; (2) a 275-acre, 9-mile-long reservoir; (3) a 160-foot long rock jetty that extends upstream into the reservoir that serves to separate inflow to the powerhouse from the headworks of the non-project irrigation canal adjacent to the dam; (4) an intake integral with the powerhouse E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 5867-054]


Alice Falls Hydro, LLC; 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: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 5867-054.
    c. Date filed: September 29, 2021.
    d. Applicant: Alice Falls Hydro, LLC (Alice Falls Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Alice Falls Hydroelectric Project (Alice Falls 
Project or project).
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Ausable River 
in the Town of Chesterfield, Clinton and Essex Counties, 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: Jody Smet, Vice President, Regulatory 
Affairs, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, 
Suite 1100W, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (804) 739-0654 or 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Chris Millard at (202) 502-8256, or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: December 17, 2022.\1\
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    \1\ The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure provide 
that if a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, holiday, or other 
day when the Commission is closed for business, the deadline does 
not end until the close of business on the next business day. 18 CFR 
385.2007(a)(2). Because the 30-day deadline falls on a Saturday 
(i.e., December 17, 2022), the deadline is extended until the close 
of business on Monday, December 19, 2022.
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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. 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, please send a paper copy via 
U. S. Postal Service 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: 
Alice Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-5867-054).
    The Commission's Rules of Practice 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. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The project consists of: (1) a stone masonry dam, 88 feet long 
and 63 feet high; (2) a 110-foot-long section of rock ledge adjacent to 
the dam with 2.5-foot-high pipe-supported flashboards; (3) a reservoir 
with a surface area of 4.8 acres at the normal water surface elevation 
of 350 feet; \2\ (4) a 110-foot-wide, 150-foot-long intake structure 
with a 41-foot-wide by 14-foot-high trash rack opening and fitted with 
a trash rack with 1-inch clear bar spacing; (5) a divided, 45-foot-
long, reinforced concrete penstock, where the Unit 1 penstock is 18 
feet wide by 12 feet high and the Unit 2 penstock is 10 feet wide by 12 
feet high; (6) a powerhouse, approximately 34 feet wide and 26 feet 
long, containing two turbine-generator units of 1.5 megawatts (Unit 1) 
and 0.6 megawatt (Unit 2); (7) a substation, 51 feet wide and 88 feet 
long; (8) a 745-foot-long, 5-kilovolt (kV) buried generator lead and a 
700-foot-long, 46-kV buried transmission line; and (9) appurtenant 
facilities.
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    \2\ Elevation data are presented using the National Geodetic 
Vertical Datum of 1929.
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    The project is operated in a run-of-river mode, whereby outflow 
from the project approximates inflow. Project operation occurs remotely 
in an automatic control mode using a

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headpond level sensor and two sensors behind the project trash racks to 
maintain the reservoir elevation at about 350 feet. Normal operation 
occurs up to 358.5 feet, at which point project operation ceases and 
all inflow is spilled.\3\ The minimum and maximum hydraulic capacities 
of the project are 400 cfs and 840 cfs, respectively.
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    \3\ Reservoir elevations greater than 358.5 feet present a risk 
of damage to project structures due to an inability to safely remove 
debris, thus requiring project shutdown.
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    A continuous minimum flow of 25 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, 
is released over the spillway flashboards to Alice Falls year-round. An 
additional 125-cfs aesthetic flow (for a total flow of 150 cfs over 
Alice Falls), or inflow, whichever is less, is released daily from 8:00 
a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May 20 to September 8 
when public recreation access is provided. A seasonal conveyance flow 
of 20 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, is continuously passed through 
the fish bypass facility from April 1 through November 30. When inflow 
to the reservoir is less than the scheduled combined minimum flow, 
Alice Falls Hydro releases 20 cfs from the fish bypass facility and any 
remaining flow is released over the spillway to Alice Falls.
    m. 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., scoping document) 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-
5867). 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://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp 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 National Environmental Policy Act (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 November 17, 2022.
    Copies of 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 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. For assistance, call 1-866-
208-3676 or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: November 17, 2022.
Debbie-Anne A. Reese,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2022-25590 Filed 11-22-22; 8:45 am]
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