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Pershing County Water Conservation District, Nevada; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

a. Type of Proceeding: Surrender of License.

b. Project No.: 14327-004.

c. Date Filed: June 4, 2015.

d. Licensee: Pershing County Water Conservation District, Nevada.

e. Name of Project: Humboldt River Hydropower Project.

f. Location: The unconstructed project would be located at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation's Rye Patch Dam, on the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nevada. The project would occupy 0.25 acre of federal land.

g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 6.2.

h. Licensee Contact: Mr. Bennie Hodges, Manager, Pershing County Water Conservation District, P.O. Box 218, Lovelock, NV 89419, Telephone: (775) 273-2293, Email:

i. FERC Contact: Mr. Ashish Desai, (202) 502-8370,

j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions and protests is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests and comments using the Commission's eFiling system at​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at​docs-filing/​ecomment.asp. You must include your Start Printed Page 36330name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at, (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-14327-004.

k. Description of Project Facilities: The unconstructed project works would consist of (1) an 18-foot by 18-foot powerhouse to be located in an existing parking area immediately downstream of the dam on the west side of the spillway; (2) a new 750-kilowatt generator to be installed within the powerhouse and connected to a new Kaplan turbine via a driveshaft; (3) the Kaplan turbine which would be installed outside of the powerhouse and connected to an existing 48-inch-diameter steel discharge pipe; (4) a second existing 48-inch-diameter steel pipe that would be used to bypass flow past the turbine; (5) a new 24.9-kilovolt, 9,360-foot-long primary transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities.

l. Description of Proceeding: On June 4, 2015, Pershing County Water Conservation District, Nevada filed a request to surrender their license for the unconstructed project stating that due to the current drought in the western United States, the project is not feasible at this time.

m. This filing may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at​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​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, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction in the Commission's Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371.

n. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

o. 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, .212 and .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.

p. 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.

q. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described proceeding. If any agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments.

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Dated: June 18, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-15493 Filed 6-23-15; 8:45 am]