[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 152 (Friday, August 7, 2015)]
[Pages 47486-47487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19423]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 8296-060]

Malacha Hydro Limited Partnership and Juniper Ridge Ranches, 
Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting 
Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Application Type: Request to stay requirements of article 409 of 
project license.
    b. Project No.: 8296-060.
    c. Date Filed: January 6, 2015.
    d. Applicants: Malacha Hydro Limited Partnership and Juniper Ridge 
Ranches, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Muck Valley Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on the Pit River in Lassen 
County, California.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Maria Litos, Director of Asset Management, 
Pacific Operations, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, 601 S. Figeuroa, 
Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90017, telephone: 213-995-9905.
    i. FERC Contact: Jon Cofrancesco, telephone: (202) 502-8951, and 
email address: [email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests: September 1, 2015.
    All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site 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] or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, 
mail a copy to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include 
the project number (P-8296-060) on any comments or motions filed.
    k. Description of Request: Article 409 requires Malacha Hydro 
Limited Partnership and Juniper Ridge Ranches, Inc. (licensees) to 
upgrade existing access to adjacent public lands managed by the U.S. 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), including the construction of trail-
head parking facilities, within five years from license issuance. The 
project license was issued on December 2, 1986. Since license issuance, 
the licensees have been unable to fulfill this license condition due to 
an on-going land exchange matter between the BLM and a private 
landowner, whose land is necessary to provide access to the trailhead 
parking facilities. The BLM land to be exchanged for the landowner's 
property is located within the Pit River Canyon Wilderness Study Area. 
The BLM cannot implement the land exchange until Congress acts to 
either designate these lands as wilderness or release the lands. Until 
Congress acts, BLM cannot complete the land exchange and the licensees 
cannot construct the required trailhead facilities. For these reasons, 
the licensees request a stay of five years for article 409 to allow 
Congress additional time to act on the Pit River Canyon Wilderness 
Study Area.
    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/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field to access the document. 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 email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    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'', or 
``MOTION TO INTERVENE'' 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

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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 application. 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: August 3, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-19423 Filed 8-6-15; 8:45 am]