[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 207 (Monday, October 27, 2014)]
[Pages 63917-63918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25544]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Notice of Settlement Agreement and Soliciting Comments

    Take notice that the following settlement agreement has been filed 
with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Settlement Agreement.
    b. Project No.: P-12686-004.
    c. Date filed: October 10, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Baker County, Oregon (Baker County).
    e. Name of Project: Mason Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The proposed project would be located on the Powder 
River, at the existing U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Mason 
Dam, near Baker City, in Baker County, Oregon. The project would occupy 
6.4 acres of federal land managed by Reclamation and the U.S. Forest 
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Rule 602 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.602.
    h. Applicant Contact: Applicant Contact: Fred Warner Jr., Baker 
County Board of Commissioners Chairman, 1995 Third Street, Baker City, 
OR 97814, (541) 523-8200.
    i. FERC Contact: Jennifer Adams, telephone (202) 502-8087, email 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments: November 20, 2014. Reply comments 
due December 5, 2014.
    All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    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 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.
    Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of 
paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ``e-Filing'' link.
    k. Baker County, Oregon (Baker County) filed the Settlement 
Agreement on behalf of itself and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of 
Environmental Quality, and Oregon Water Resources Department. The 
purpose of the Settlement Agreement is to resolve among the signatories 
all issues associated with issuance of an original license for the 
project regarding annual coordination meetings, project operation, fish 
entrainment and passage, water quality, erosion and vegetation and 
noxious weed management, terrestrial wildlife resources, historic and 
archeologic resources, emergency contact and action, recreation, and 
road disturbance. Baker County requests that the Commission accept and 
incorporate into any original license the project the protection, 
mitigation, and enhancement measures stated in Appendices A through E 
of the Settlement Agreement.
    l. A copy of the settlement agreement is available for electronic 
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 at [email protected] 
or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h 
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via

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email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending 
projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: October 21, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-25544 Filed 10-24-14; 8:45 am]