[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21748-21749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08666]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project Nos. 13948-002; 13994-002]


Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County; Notice of 
Applications Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and 
Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, 
Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions

    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 Licenses
    b. Project Nos.: 13948-002 and 13994-002
    c. Date filed: August 1, 2013
    d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County 
(Snohomish PUD)
    e. Name of Projects: Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project and 
Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project
    f. Location: The Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project would be 
located on Calligan Creek and the Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project 
would be located on Hancock Creek. Both are located in King County, 
approximately 9 miles northeast of North Bend, Washington, and would 
not occupy any federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r)
    h. Applicant Contact: Kim D. Moore, P.E., Assistant General Manager 
of Generation, Water and Corporate Services; Public Utility District 
No. 1 of Snohomish County, 2320 California Street, P.O. Box 1107, 
Everett, WA 98206-1107; (425) 783-8606; [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Kelly Wolcott; (202) 502-6480; 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from 
the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from 
the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and protests, comments, terms and conditions, 
recommendations, and prescriptions using the Commission's eFiling 
system at http://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 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 numbers P-13948-002 and/or P-13994-002.
    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

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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 has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis. Note: Based on review of the comments in 
response to this notice, the Commission may issue a single EA. 
Likewise, if a draft EA is issued and no substantive comments are 
received on it, the Commission may decide that a final EA is not 
necessary, in which case the draft EA will become the final EA.
    l. The Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project would consist of the 
following new facilities: (1) An approximately 127-foot-long diversion 
structure traversing Calligan Creek consisting of: (a) A 45-foot-long, 
8-foot-high spillway with a 22-inch-long, 7-inch-deep crest slot, (b) a 
40-foot-long, 14-foot-high left wingwall, and (c) a 42-foot-long, 14-
foot-high right wingwall; (2) an approximately 85-foot-long rockfill 
ramp located downstream of and adjacent to the spillway; (3) a 1.04-
acre-foot impoundment; (4) a 25-foot-wide, 14-foot-high, 53-foot-long 
intake equipped with a trashrack, a 220-square-foot angled fish screen 
with 0.125-inch-wide openings, and a sluice gate; (5) a 1.2-mile-long, 
approximately 41- to 45-inch-diameter buried penstock; (6) a powerhouse 
containing a single 6-megawatt (MW) two-jet horizontal-shaft Pelton 
turbine/generator; (7) a 13-foot-wide, approximately 135-foot-long rip-
rap-lined tailrace channel with a 2-foot vertical drop and concrete 
apron near its confluence with Calligan Creek; (8) two access roads 
totaling approximately 700 feet long; (9) a 2.5-mile-long, 34.5-
kilovolt (kV) buried transmission line connecting to the existing Black 
Creek Hydroelectric Project (P-6221) switching vault; and (10) 
appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to generate an average 
of 20,700 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually.
    The Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project would consist of the 
following new facilities: (1) An approximately 130-foot-long diversion 
structure traversing Hancock Creek, consisting of: (a) A 45-foot-long, 
6-foot-high spillway with a 56-inch-long, 7-inch-deep crest slot, (b) a 
36-foot-long, 12-foot-high left wingwall, and (c) a 49-foot-long, 12-
foot-high right wingwall; (2) an approximately 55-foot-long rockfill 
ramp located downstream of and adjacent to the spillway; (3) a 0.65-
acre-foot impoundment; (4) a 25-foot-wide, 12-foot-high, 53-foot-long 
intake with a trashrack, a 220-square-foot angled fish screen with 
0.125-inch-wide openings, and a sluice gate; (5) a 1.5-mile-long, 
approximately 39- to 44-inch-diameter buried penstock; (6) a powerhouse 
containing a single 6-MW two-jet horizontal-shaft Pelton turbine/
generator; (7) a 13-foot-wide, approximately 150-foot-long rip-rap-
lined tailrace channel with a 2-foot vertical drop and concrete apron 
near its confluence with Hancock Creek; (8) two existing logging roads 
totaling 1,210 feet long; (9) three new access roads totaling 1,220 
feet long; (10) a 0.3-mile-long, 34.5-kV buried transmission line 
connecting to the existing Black Creek Hydroelectric Project (P-6221) 
switching vault; and (11) appurtenant facilities. The project is 
estimated to generate an average of 22,100 MWh annually.
    m. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site at 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. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    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, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of 
intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of 
intent allows an interested person to file the competing development 
application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention 
deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be 
accepted in response to this notice.
    A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, 
and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an 
unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.
    Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the 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 comment date for the particular application.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMMENTS,'' 
``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND CONDITIONS,'' or 
``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth 
their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 
18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly 
from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must 
be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the 
particular application. 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 CFR4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-08666 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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