[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 199 (Thursday, October 15, 2015)]
[Pages 62067-62068]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26183]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12486-008--Idaho]

Twin Lakes Canal Company; Notice of Availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Bear River Narrows Hydroelectric 
Project and Intention To Hold Public Meetings

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) 
regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (18 CFR 
part 380 [FERC Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897]), the Office of Energy 
Projects has reviewed the application for license for the Bear River 
Narrows Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 12486) and prepared a draft 
environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project.
    The proposed project would be located on the Bear River, near the 
city of Preston, in Franklin County, Idaho. The project would occupy 
243 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
    The draft EIS contains staff's analysis of the applicant's proposal 
and the alternatives for licensing the Bear River Narrows Project. The 
draft EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, non-
governmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the 
license applicant, and Commission staff.
    A copy of the draft EIS is available for review at the Commission 
or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``e-Library'' link. Enter the docket number, excluding the 
last three digits, to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support at [email protected] or toll-free at (866) 208-
3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
    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.
    All comments must be filed by Monday, November 30, 2015, and should 
reference Project No. 12486-008. The Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing. Please file 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. In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft EIS (18 
CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified 
above. You do not need intervenor status to have your comments 
    In addition to or in lieu of sending written comments, you are 
invited to attend public meetings that will be held to receive comments 
on the draft EIS. The agency scoping meeting will focus on resource 
agency and non-governmental organization input, while the public 
scoping meeting is primarily for public input. All interested

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individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend one or 
both of the meetings. The time and locations of the meetings are as 

Agency Meeting

DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
PLACE: Robinson Building
ADDRESS: 186 W. 2nd North, Preston, ID 83263

Public Meeting

DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2015
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Robinson Building
ADDRESS: 186 W. 2nd North, Preston, ID 83263
    At these meetings, resource agency personnel and other interested 
persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments 
and recommendations regarding the draft EIS. The meetings will be 
recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) 
will become part of the Commission's public record for the project. 
These meetings are posted on the Commission's calendar located at 
http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other 
related information.
    For further information, please contact Shana Murray at (202) 502-
8333 or at [email protected].

    Dated: October 8, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-26183 Filed 10-14-15; 8:45 am]