[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 206 (Friday, October 24, 2014)]
[Pages 63612-63613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25328]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2101-096]

Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Notice of Application 
Accepted for Filing, Ready for Environmental Analysis, Soliciting 
Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, Terms and 
Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Amendment of License.
    b. Project No.: 2101-096.
    c. Date Filed: August 27, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
    e. Name of Project: Upper American River Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on Silver Creek and the Rubicon 
and South Fork American rivers in El Dorado and Sacramento counties, 
California. The project occupies federal lands administered by the 
Bureau of Land Management and by the U.S. Forest Service within the 
Eldorado National Forest.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. David Hanson, Project Manager, Hydro 
Licensing & Permitting, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, P.O. Box 
15830, Mail Stop K203, Sacramento, CA 95852-0830, (888) 742-7683.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Steven Sachs (202) 502-8666 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions is 60 
days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission; reply 
comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice by the 
Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. 
Please file any motion to intervene, protest, comments, and/or 
recommendations 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

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[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-2101-096.
    k. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to construct a 
new powerhouse located approximately 1,320 feet downstream of the 
existing Slab Creek dam on the South Fork American River. The 
powerhouse would be used to supplement required minimum flows and 
contain a single turbine/generator unit with an installed capacity of 
2.7 megawatts and a hydraulic capacity of 156 cubic feet per second. 
The applicant also proposes to construct a new 400-foot-long, 8-foot-
diameter steel penstock through the existing White Rock Tunnel Adit No. 
3 to feed the new powerhouse with flows from the existing White Rock 
power tunnel. The applicant also proposes to install a new boating flow 
release valve immediately downstream of the new powerhouse and 
connected to the new penstock.
    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/efiling.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, Protests, or Motions To Intervene: 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, 
.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.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', 
PRESCRIPTIONS'' 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 which 
are the subject of the amendment. 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. 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: October 17, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-25328 Filed 10-23-14; 8:45 am]