2019-24769. City of Lansing, MI; Notice of Application for Surrender of License, 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. Application Type: Application for surrender of minor license.

    b. Project No: 10684-095.

    c. Date Filed: September 30, 2019.

    d. Applicant: City of Lansing, Michigan.

    e. Name of Project: Moores Park Hydroelectric Project.

    f. Location: The 600-kilowatt project is located on the Grand River, in the City of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. The project does not occupy any federal lands.

    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.

    h. Applicant Contact: Lori Myott, Manager, Environmental Services Department, Lansing Board of Water and Light, 1201 South Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910-1650, 517-702-6639, or Lori.Myott@lbwl.com.

    i. FERC Contact: Diana Shannon, (202) 502-6136, diana.shannon@ferc.gov.

    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: December 9, 2019.

    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (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-10684-095. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record.

    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: The applicant proposes to surrender its license for the project. The project has not operated since 2013 due to mechanical equipment problems. No ground disturbance is proposed and Start Printed Page 62528project features will remain in place. The applicant would retain ownership of the dam and maintain the current reservoir elevation of 833.4 ± 0.2 NGVD29. In order to decommission the project facilities, the applicant proposes to close the intake for the units with steel bulkheads and to disconnect the project generators from the grid. The applicant proposes to keep the generating equipment in place. The powerhouse would remain secured with the existing fencing and security system. The current license expires on December 31, 2023.

    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 website 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, 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 385.2010.

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    Dated: November 7, 2019.

    Kimberly D. Bose,


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    [FR Doc. 2019-24769 Filed 11-14-19; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6717-01-P

Document Information

Energy Department
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Document Number:
62527-62528 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Project No. 10684-095
PDF File: