[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32927-32929]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13364]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2438-107]


Seneca Falls Power Corporation; Notice of Application Accepted 
for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed

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with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: License Amendment to Article 405.
    b. Project No.: 2438-107.
    c. Date Filed: March 5, 2014, and supplemented May 23, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Seneca Falls Power Corporation.
    e. Name of Project: Waterloo and Seneca Falls Hydroelectric 
Project.
    f. Location: Seneca River in Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, and Ontario 
counties, New York.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Cap Harper, Seneca Falls Power Corp., 
3330 Clayton Road, Suite B, Concord, CA 94519, (925) 692-2198.
    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 
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 number P-2438-107.
    k. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to amend the 
operation of the project required by Article 405 of the project 
license. The applicant's proposed revisions to Article 405 reflect a 
modified Section 401 Water Quality Certificate (WQC) issued by the New 
York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In addition, the 
proposed changes aim to clearly define the seasonal impoundment 
elevations for Seneca Lake, the Waterloo impoundment, and Van Cleef 
Lake, and define the first priority of maintaining seasonal navigation 
on Van Cleef Lake. The following table summarizes the applicant's 
proposed operational changes at each impoundment:

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         Impoundment           License requirement    Proposed revision
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Seneca Lake.................  Maintain within 0.1   Maintain within
                               foot of the           0.3
                               seasonal target       foot of the
                               elevations of 446.0   seasonal target
                               feet Barge Canal      elevations of 446.0
                               Datum (BCD) during    feet BCD during the
                               the summer and at     summer and 445.0
                               445.0 feet BCD        feet BCD during the
                               during the winter.    winter. During
                                                     flood control
                                                     events the
                                                     impoundment upper
                                                     limit would be plus
                                                     0.55 feet.
Van Cleef Lake..............  Maintain at a target  Maintain Van Cleef
                               elevation of 430.5    Lake impoundment at
                               feet BCD with a       a target elevation
                               maximum daily water   of 430.5 feet BCD
                               level fluctuation     with a maximum
                               of 0.25   daily water level
                               foot.                 fluctuation of
                                                     0.25
                                                     foot. During the
                                                     non-navigation
                                                     season (December 1
                                                     to April 30), when
                                                     so requested by
                                                     local authorities
                                                     and after
                                                     consultation with
                                                     the New York State
                                                     Canal Corporation
                                                     (NYSCC) Van Cleef
                                                     Lake may be drawn
                                                     down to an absolute
                                                     minimum of 425.5
                                                     BCD.
Waterloo development........  N/A.................  Maintain the Cayuga-
                                                     Seneca Canal
                                                     portion of the
                                                     Waterloo
                                                     impoundment as
                                                     measured in close
                                                     proximity to the
                                                     powerhouse, at the
                                                     location described
                                                     in section B.6. of
                                                     the modified WQC,
                                                     such that the
                                                     surface water
                                                     elevation does not
                                                     fluctuate more than
                                                     0.5 foot below the
                                                     daily average
                                                     surface elevation
                                                     as measured at the
                                                     NYSCC Geneva gage
                                                     on Seneca Lake.
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    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. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    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, and Protests: Anyone may submit 
comments, a motion to intervene, or protests in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.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, 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 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, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their 
evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 
4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate 
to project works

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which are the subject of the amendment application. 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 applicant 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.

    Dated: June 3, 2014.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-13364 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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