[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26836]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1962-203]


Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted 
for Filing, 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. Type of Application: Application for Temporary Variance of 
Minimum Flow Requirement.
    b. Project No.: 1962-203.
    c. Date Filed: October 15, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (licensee).
    e. Name of Project: Rock Creek-Cresta Project.
    f. Location: North Fork Feather River in Plumas, Butte, Yuba, and 
Sutter counties, California.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Steve Bauman, License Coordinator, 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Mail Code: N13E, P.O. Box 770000, San 
Francisco, CA 94177, (415) 973-7410.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. John Aedo, (415) 369-3335, or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, 
and recommendations is October 30, 2015. The Commission strongly 
encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, 
protests, comments, 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 [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. Please include the project number 
(P-1962-203) on any comments, motions to intervene, protests, or 
recommendations filed.
    k. Description of Request: The licensee requests a temporary 
variance of the minimum flow requirement in the Rock Creek and Cresta 
reaches of the North Fork Feather River. The licensee states that it is 
planning to conduct inspections of the low-level outlet conduit and 
gates of the Rock Creek and Cresta dams. In addition, the licensee 
plans to conduct dive inspections of the plunge pools of both dams. In 
order to facilitate the inspections and allow the field crew to work 
safely in the channel and plunge pools, the licensee requests a 
temporary reduction in the minimum flows below both dams. Specifically, 
the licensee requests Commission approval to reduce flows from the 
required 110 cubic feet per second (cfs) and 100 below Rock Creek and 
Crests Dams, respectively, to between 60 and 80 cfs at both dams. The 
licensee requests that the flow variance occur between November 1 and 
December 31, 2015.
    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. 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: Any filing 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 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 license surrender. 
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 16, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-26836 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
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