[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 23, 2016)]
[Page 8953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03613]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2061-099]

Idaho Power Company; 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: Amendment to Land Management Plan.
    b. Project No: 2061-099.
    c. Date Filed: December 29, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company.
    e. Name of Project: Lower Salmon Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on the Snake River in Gooding 
and Twin Falls counties, Idaho.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: L. Lewis Wardle, Senior Biologist--Licensing 
Program; [email protected]; (208) 388-2964.
    i. FERC Contact: Krista Sakallaris, (202) 502-6302, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests: March 14, 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. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-2061-099.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person whose name appears 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.
    k. Description of Request: Idaho Power Company (IPC) filed a five-
year compliance report for the Lower Salmon Falls project's approved 
land management plan as well as proposed updates to the existing plan. 
Updates include new land-use classification maps based off previously 
approved changes and modifications to the use classification of private 
boat docks on conservation and agriculture/grazing land. IPC proposes 
to change the classification of private boat docks to ``conditional'' 
in both conservation and agriculture/grazing land-use areas, which are 
currently listed as allowed and prohibited, respectively. To remain 
consistent across projects, IPC proposes the modification due to 
changes in land ownership and land use patterns from open-range grazing 
to private/rural-residential uses in the project area, as well as at 
several other IPC projects. IPC states that by listing private boat 
docks as conditional it would review all applications to ensure the 
proposal does not have adverse resource effects. Additionally, all dock 
applications would be required to meet the IPC's existing boat dock 
standards and applicants would be required to obtain the required state 
and federal permits and consult with specified resource agencies.
    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 using the 
``eLibrary'' link. 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. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from 
the applicant.
    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, respectively. 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 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 commenting, 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. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 

    Dated: February 12, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-03613 Filed 2-22-16; 8:45 am]