[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)]
[Pages 55786-55787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22096]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 9842-006]

Mr. Ray F. Ward; Application Tendered for Filing With the 
Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing 
Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of 
Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Minor New License.
    b. Project No.: 9842-006.
    c. Date filed: August 28, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Mr. Ray F. Ward.
    e. Name of Project: Ward Mill Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Watauga River, in the Township of Laurel Creek, 
Watauga County, North Carolina. The project does not occupy lands of 
the United States.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Andrew C. Givens, Cardinal Energy Service, 
Inc., 620 N. West St., Suite 103, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603, (919) 
    i. FERC Contact: Adam Peer at (202) 502-8449, [email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: October 27, 2014
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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-9842-006.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
    n. The Ward Mill Project consists of: (1) An existing 130-foot-long 
by 20-foot-high dam; (2) An existing 4.6 acre reservoir with an 
estimated gross storage capacity of 16.3 acre-feet; (3) a 14-foot-long, 
5-foot-wide, and 7.5-foot-tall penstock made of rock, concrete and 
reinforced steel; (4) a powerhouse containing two generating units for 
a total installed capacity of 168 kilowatts; (5) existing transmission 
facilities; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to 
generate from below 290,000 to over 599,000 kilowatt-hours annually. 
The dam and existing facilities are owned by the applicant. No new 
project facilities are proposed.
    o. 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

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``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.
    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.
    p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing 
Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

    Issue Acceptance or Deficiency Letter October 2014
    Request Additional Information October 2014
    Issue Notice of Acceptance January 2015
    Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments February 2015
    Comments on Scoping Document 1 April 2015
    Issue Scoping Document 2 May 2015
    Issue notice of ready for environmental analysis May 2015
    Commission issues EA January 2016
    Comments on EA February 2016
    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: September 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-22096 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]