[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 124 (Friday, June 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36501-36502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15078]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


North East Wisconsin 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: Original Major License.
    b. Project No.: P-2744-039.
    c. Date filed: February 28, 2013.
    d. Applicant: North East Wisconsin Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Menominee-Park Mill Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Menominee River in Menominee County, Michigan, 
and Marinette County, Wisconsin.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Scott Klabunde, Senior VP of Operations; 
North American Hydro Holdings, LLC; P.O. Box 167; 116 N State Street; 
Neshkoro, WI 54960; (920) 293-4628 (Ext. 314).
    i. FERC Contact: Chelsea Hudock, (202) 502-8448 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: July 23, 2014.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
scoping comments 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-2744-039.
    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 is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. The Menominee-Park Mill Project consists of two developments: 
the Menominee Development and the Park Mill Development.
    The Park Mill Development consists of the following existing 
features:
    (1) A 538.58-long concrete gravity dam that includes the following 
segments (from south to north):
    (a) A 22-foot-high, 303.5-foot-long spillway with a crest elevation 
of 607.0 feet mean sea level (msl), topped with flashboards providing a 
crest elevation of 610.0 feet msl;
    (b) An 18-foot-long abandoned fishway and log sluice blocked with 
wooden stop logs having a crest elevation of 610.0 feet msl;
    (c) A 168.58-foot-long spillway with seven 20-foot-wide by 11-foot-
high Tainter gates with a sill elevation of 598 feet msl and a top of 
gate elevation 610 feet msl;
    (d) A 22-foot-high, 48.5-foot-long concrete gravity spillway with a 
crest elevation of 607.0 feet msl, topped with flashboards providing a 
crest elevation of 610.0 feet msl;
    (2) A reservoir with a normal operating elevation of 610.0 feet 
msl, a surface area of about 539 acres, and a normal operating head of 
16 feet;
    (3) Inlet works that consist of a 100-foot-wide concrete gravity 
section with five 16-foot-wide Tainter gates having a sill elevation of 
598 feet msl and a top of gate elevation 610 feet msl;
    (4) A 2,400-foot-long power canal that is created by an earthen 
embankment with a 16 foot top width and a crest elevation of 613 feet;
    (5) A 138-foot-long stone and brick powerhouse at the downstream 
end of the headrace canal with a total installed capacity of 2.375 MW 
and a total combined maximum hydraulic capacity of 2,309 cfs, 
consisting of:
    (a) One 300-horsepower (HP) Kaplan turbine connected to a 0.225-MW 
generator,
    (b) two 800-HP Francis turbines each connected to a 0.420-MW 
generator,
    (c) two 700-HP Kaplan turbines each connected to a 0.430-MW 
generator,
    (d) one 465-HP Kaplan turbine connected to a 0.450-MW generator;
    (6) A 3-phase 3,000-kilovolt ampere (kVA), 0.48/24.9-kilovolt (kV) 
step-up transformer;
    (7) A 4,430-foot-long, 24.900-kV transmission line from the Park 
Mill transformer to its interconnection with Wisconsin Public Service 
Corporation (WPSC); and
    (8) appurtenant facilities.
    The Park Mill Development consists of the following existing 
features:
    (1) a 20-foot-long earthen embankment with a concrete core wall 
connected to the concrete dam at the south end of the dam;
    (2) a 466.5-long concrete gravity dam that includes the following 
segments (from south to north):
    (a) a 15-foot-long dam with a crest elevation of 598.5 feet msl;
    (b) a 24-foot-high, 293-foot-long spillway with a sill elevation of 
582.0 feet, consisting of 12 20-foot-wide by 11-foot-high Tainter 
gates;
    (c) a 150.5-foot-long overflow spillway with a crest elevation of 
594.0 feet msl;
    (d) an 8-foot-long abandoned fishway blocked with wooden stop logs 
having a crest elevation of 594.0 feet msl;
    (3) a reservoir with a normal operating elevation of 594.0 feet 
msl, a surface area of about 143 acres and a normal operating head of 
12 feet;
    (4) a 204-foot-long concrete and brick powerhouse integral with the 
dam on the north side of the river with a total installed capacity of 
2.240 MW and a total combined maximum hydraulic capacity of 2,622 cfs, 
consisting of:
    (a) two 500-HP Kaplan turbines each connected to a 0.458 MW 
generator, and
    (b) two 1,130-HP Kaplan turbines each connected to a 0.662 MW 
generator,
    (5) a 3-phase 3,000-kVA 4.16/24.9-kV step-up transformer;
    (6) a 575-foot-long, 24.900-kV transmission line from the Menominee 
transformer to its interconnection with WPSC; and
    (7) appurtenant facilities.
    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 address the document. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in Item H above.
    n. 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, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    o. Scoping Process:
    The Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for the Menominee-Park Mill Hydroelectric Project in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will 
consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and 
reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.
    Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping 
meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, 
recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued 
on June 23, 2014.
    Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the 
EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list and 
the applicant's distribution list. Copies of the SD may be viewed on 
the Web 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or 
for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: June 23, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-15078 Filed 6-26-14; 8:45 am]
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