[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 74 (Monday, April 18, 2016)]
[Page 22589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08859]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 5891-009]

Deschutes Valley Water District; Notice of Availability of 
Environmental Assessment

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office 
of Energy Projects has reviewed the Deschutes Valley Water District's 
(licensee) application to amend the license in order to construct and 
operate fish passage facilities at the Opal Springs Hydroelectric 
Project No. 5891. The project is located on the Crooked River in 
Jefferson County, Oregon. The project occupies federal lands 
administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
    The application, filed with the Commission on October 8, 2015, 
contains an Environmental Analysis in its Exhibit E. After independent 
review of the licensee's Exhibit E, Commission staff has decided to 
adopt the licensee's Environmental Analysis and issue it as staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA analyzes the potential 
environmental impacts of construction and operation of fish passage 
facilities plus the proposed mitigation measures and concludes that 
granting the proposed amendment would not constitute a major federal 
action that would significantly affect the quality of the human 
    A copy of the EA is on file with the Commission and is available 
for public inspection. The EA may be viewed on the Commission's Web 
site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the 
docket number (P-5891) in the docket number field to access the 
document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected] or call toll-free at 1-866-208-3676 or (202) 
502-8659 (for TTY).
    A copy of the EA may also be accessed using this link: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=14010704.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubsription.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 within 30 days of the date of this 
notice and should reference Project No. 5891-009. 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.
    For further information, contact Jennifer Ambler at (202) 502-8586 
or [email protected].

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-08859 Filed 4-15-16; 8:45 am]