UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Deschutes Valley Water District Project No. 5891-013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND PROTESTS (November 17, 2020) Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Capacity Amendment of License – Article 47 b. Project No: 5891-013 c. Date Filed: November 12, 2020 d. Applicant: Deschutes Valley Water District (licensee) e. Name of Project: Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The project is located on the Crooked River in Jefferson County, Oregon and occupies lands of the United States administered by the Bureau of Land Management. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791a – 825r h. Applicant Contact: Edson Pugh, Deschutes Valley Water District, 881 SW Culver Highway, Madras, OR 97741, (541) 475-3849 i. FERC Contact: Michael Calloway, (202) 502-8041, j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: December 17, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at You must include your name 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, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include the docket number P-5891-013. 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 licensee is requesting to amend Article 47 which was incorporated into the project license by ordering paragraph (K) of the Order Amending License, Approving Fish Passage Facilities, and Amending Annual Charges issued May 9, 2018. Specifically, the applicant is seeking to amend the maximum controlled hydraulic capacity of the project to be 2,070 cubic feet per second (cfs), and amend the spring water and ground water accreting into the bypass reach to be 420 cfs. The licensee is also seeking to remove the language in the article requiring the license to verify estimates of these values since the applicant has already completed that work. l. Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at 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 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 e-mail, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. 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. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Published November 25, 2020. MAP185060

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Publication: Miscellaneous 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2020/11/25

End Date: 2020/11/25

Owner: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


County: Jefferson