Legal Notice

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

​FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Sabine River Authority - LA & TX​Project No. 2305-123

NOTICE OF APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND PROTESTS

(September 8, 2020)

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

a. Application Type: ​Revised Shoreline Management Plan

b. Project No: ​​2305-123

c. Date Filed:  ​​July 29, 2020

d. Applicant:  ​​Sabine River Authority - LA & TX​

e. Name of Project: ​Toledo Bend Hydroelectric Project

f. Location: ​The Sabine River in Panola, Shelby, Sabine, and Newton counties in Texas and DeSoto, Sabine, and Vernon parishes in Louisiana

g. Filed Pursuant to: ​Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791a - 825r

h. Applicant Contact:  ​Jim Brown, Toledo Bend Project Joint Operation Compliance Officer, (409) 746-2192, jbrown@sratx.org

i. FERC Contact:  ​Mark Carter, (678) 245-3083,mark.carter@ferc.gov

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: October 8, 2020.

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, 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 docket number P-2305-123.  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: As required by Article 411 of the August 29, 2014 license, Sabine River Authority - LA & TX (licensee) filed a revised shoreline management plan (SMP) for the project.  The revised SMP is substantially similar to the original SMP approved in the 2014 license but includes a request for expanded permitting authority for certain activities (e.g., fencing, maintenance dredging, energy and utility infrastructure without ground disturbing activities, private or public marinas that accommodate no more than 20 watercraft at one time, etc.) without the need for prior Commission approval.    

l. Locations of the Application:  In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the Internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov) using the “elibrary” link.  Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the document field to access the document.  At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020.  For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208-3673 or TYY, (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.

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