[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
[Pages 19896-19897]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08037]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. HB28-14-1-000]

Notice of Application for Approval of Headwater Benefits 
Agreement, and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests: 
El Dorado Irrigation District and Sacramento Municipal Utility District

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Headwater Benefits Agreement.
    b. Docket No.: HB28-14-1-000.
    c. Date Filed: December 30, 2013.
    d. Applicants: El Dorado Irrigation District and Sacramento 
Municipal Utility District.
    e. Name of Projects: El Dorado Project No. 184 and Upper American 
River Project No. 2101 in the American River Basin.
    f. Location: The El Dorado Project is located on the South Fork of 
the American River and its tributaries in El Dorado, Alpine, and Amador 
counties, California. The Upper American River Project is located on 
Rubicon River and tributaries, Silver Creek and tributaries, and South 
Fork of the American River, in El Dorado County, California.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a, et seq. 
(2012); 18 CFR 11.14(a)(1) (2013); and 18 CFR 385.602 (2013).
    h. Applicants' Contacts: Mr. Jacob Eymann, Senior Civil Engineer, 
El Dorado Irrigation District, 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, 
California 95667, (530) 642-4068, and Mr. David Hansen, Project 
Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, 6201 S St., Sacramento, 
CA 95817, (916) 732-6703.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Jeremy Jessup, (202) 502-6779, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests, is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the 
Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. 
Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the 
Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 

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without prior registration using the eComment system at http://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 to: Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The 
first page of any filing should include docket number HB28-14-1-000.
    k. Description of Request: The applicants filed the agreement 
pursuant to 18 CFR 11.14(a) (2013), which provides that owners of 
downstream and headwater projects may negotiate a settlement for 
headwater benefits charges, and that such settlements must be filed 
with the Commission for its approval, according to the provisions of 18 
CFR 385.602 (2013), which governs submission of settlement offers. The 
agreement provides for: (i) An annual payment of $30,000 (baselined for 
2013 with payments subject to escalation in future years), and (ii) a 
one-time payment of $360,000 to compensate El Dorado Irrigation 
District for headwater benefits provided in years 2001 through 2012.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, 
DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed 
on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field to access the document. You may also 
register online at http://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, call 1-866-208-3676 or email 
[email protected], for TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    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, Motions to Intervene, or Protests: Anyone may submit 
comments, a motion to intervene, or a protest in accordance with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214 (2013). 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, motions to intervene, 
or protests must be received on or before the specified comment date 
for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``MOTION TO 
INTERVENE, or ``PROTEST'', as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading 
the name of the applicant and the docket number of the application to 
which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone 
number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001-385.2005 (2013). All 
comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their 
evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 
4.34(b) (2013). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should 
relate to project works which are the subject of the agreement. 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. A copy of any motion to intervene or protest must be served 
upon each representative of the applicants specified in the particular 
application. 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. A copy of all other 
filings in reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 
385.2010 (2013).

    Dated: April 2, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-08037 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]