[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 115 (Tuesday, June 16, 2015)]
[Pages 34396-34397]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14745]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No., CD15-25-000]

City of Adak, Alaska; Notice of Preliminary Determination of a 
Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On May 26, 2015, and supplemented on May 26, 2015, the City of 
Adak, Alaska, filed a notice of intent to construct a qualifying 
conduit hydropower facility, pursuant to section 30 of the Federal 
Power Act (FPA), as amended by section 4 of the Hydropower Regulatory 
Efficiency Act of 2013 (HREA). The proposed Adak Water System Project 
would have an installed capacity of 1.7 kilowatts (kW), and would be 
located along the existing 8-inch-diameter pipeline between the city's 
water treatment plant and the treated water storage tanks. The project 
would be located in the City of Adak, Alaska.
    Applicant Contact: City of Adak, c/o Layton Lockett, City Manager, 
100 Mechanics Way, Adak, AK 99546, Phone No. (907) 592-4500.
    FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, Phone No. (202) 502-6778, email: 
[email protected].
    Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Description: The proposed 
project would consist of: (1) The existing approximately 100-square-
foot PRV2 building; (2) a short 4-inch-diameter intake pipe receiving 
water from the existing approximately 4,535-foot-long, 8-inch-diameter 
pipeline from the city's water treatment plant; (3) one turbine/
generator unit with an installed capacity of 1.7 kW; (4) a short 4-
inch-diameter discharge pipe returning water to a short existing 8-
inch-diameter pipeline that provides water to the existing treated 
water storage tanks; and (5) appurtenant facilities.
    The proposed project would have a total installed capacity of 1.7 
    A qualifying conduit hydropower facility is one that is determined 
or deemed to meet all of the criteria shown in the table below.

      Table 1--Criteria for Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility
      Statutory provision              Description       Satisfies (Y/N)
FPA 30(a)(3)(A), as amended by   The conduit the                      Y
 HREA.                            facility uses is a
                                  tunnel, canal,
                                  pipeline, aqueduct,
                                  flume, ditch, or
                                  similar manmade water
                                  conveyance that is
                                  operated for the
                                  distribution of water
                                  for agricultural,
                                  municipal, or
                                  consumption and not
                                  primarily for the
                                  generation of
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(i), as amended   The facility is                      Y
 by HREA.                         constructed,
                                  operated, or
                                  maintained for the
                                  generation of
                                  electric power and
                                  uses for such
                                  generation only the
                                  potential of a non-
                                  federally owned

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FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(ii), as amended  The facility has an                  Y
 by HREA.                         installed capacity
                                  that does not exceed
                                  5 megawatts.
FPA 30(a)(3)(C)(iii), as         On or before August 9,               Y
 amended by HREA.                 2013, the facility is
                                  not licensed, or
                                  exempted from the
                                  requirements of Part
                                  I of the FPA.

    Preliminary Determination: Based upon the above criteria, 
Commission staff preliminarily determines that the proposal satisfies 
the requirements for a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, which is 
not required to be licensed or exempted from licensing.
    Comments and Motions to Intervene: Deadline for filing comments 
contesting whether the facility meets the qualifying criteria is 45 
days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Deadline for filing motions to intervene is 30 days from the 
issuance date of this notice.
    Anyone may submit comments or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210 and 385.214. Any motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the ``COMMENTS CONTESTING QUALIFICATION FOR 
applicable; (2) state in the heading the name of the applicant and the 
project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) 
state the name, address, and telephone number of the person filing; and 
(4) otherwise comply with the requirements of sections 385.2001 through 
385.2005 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ All comments contesting 
Commission staff's preliminary determination that the facility meets 
the qualifying criteria must set forth their evidentiary basis.

    \1\ 18 CFR 385.2001-2005 (2014).

    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and 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. 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.
    Locations of Notice of Intent: Copies of the notice of intent can 
be obtained directly from the applicant or such copies can be viewed 
and reproduced at the Commission in its Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be 
viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (e.g., CD15-25) in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-
free 1-866-208-3676 or email [email protected]. For TTY, call 
(202) 502-8659.

    Dated: June 8, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-14745 Filed 6-15-15; 8:45 am]