FERC Order to Wausau Paper Mills, LLC Regarding Regarding Approving Revised Exhibit G Drawings re Wausau Paper Mills, LLC Under P-2161
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order:
Wausau Paper Mills, LLC
Project No. 2161-035
ORDER APPROVING REVISED EXHIBIT G DRAWINGS
(Issued August 28, 2013)
1. On May 24, 2013, and supplemented August 22, 2013, HDR Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Wausau Paper Mills, LLC, licensee for the Rhinelander Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 2161, filed revised Exhibit G drawings to satisfy the requirements of ordering paragraph (B) of an Order Modifying and Approving Land Management Plan. The project is located on the upper Wisconsin River in Oneida County, Wisconsin. The project does not occupy any federal lands.
2. Ordering paragraph (B) requires the licensee, within 90 days of the issuance date of the order, to file, for Commission approval, revised Exhibit G drawings showing the modified project boundary for the Rhinelander Project. The Exhibit G drawings must comply with sections 4.39 and 4.41 of the Commission's regulations. The Exhibit G drawings shall include all lands within the six riparian project properties land parcels, which are a component of the Land Management Plan, within the project boundary.
3. The licensee's filing includes four revised Exhibit G drawings for Commission approval. The licensee's filing also includes an explanation of the changes to the Exhibit G drawings that were necessary to include the six buffer zone parcels. The licensee also made changes to the drawings to reflect the use of geographic information system data made available by Oneida County.
4. Our review of the revised Exhibit G drawings found they accurately enclose the six riparian project properties land parcels within the project boundary. We georeferenced the Exhibit G drawing and found them to be in agreement with our current mapping requirements. The revised Exhibit G drawings conform to the Commission's rules and regulations, and are approved, as shown in ordering paragraph (A) of this order. In ordering paragraph (B), we are requiring the licensee to file the approved drawings in aperture card and electric file formats.
5. We will monitor the location of all Commission approved recreation amenities as part of our oversight of the project. Therefore, ordering paragraph (C) contains the details and filing specifications for GIS data associated with Commission approved recreation amenities.
The Director orders:
(A) The following Exhibit G drawings, filed on August 22, 2013, are approved and made part of the license.
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(B) Within 45 days of the date of issuance of this order, the licensee shall file the approved exhibit drawings in aperture card and electronic file formats.
a) Three sets of the approved exhibit drawings shall be reproduced on silver or gelatin 35mm microfilm. All microfilm shall be mounted on type D (3-1/4" x 7-3/8") aperture cards. Prior to microfilming, the FERC Project-Drawing Number (i.e., P-2161-1013 through P-2161-1016) shall be shown in the margin below the title block of the approved drawing. After mounting, the FERC Drawing Number shall be typed on the upper right corner of each aperture card. Additionally, the Project Number, FERC Exhibit (i.e., G-1, etc.), Drawing Title, and date of this order shall be typed on the upper left corner of each aperture card (See Figure 1).
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Two of the sets of aperture cards shall be filed with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. The third set shall be filed with the Commission's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections Chicago Regional Office.
b) The licensee shall file two separate sets of exhibit drawings in electronic raster format with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. A third set shall be filed with the Commission's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections Chicago Regional Office. Each drawing must be a separate electronic file, and the file name shall include: FERC Project-Drawing Number, FERC Exhibit, Drawing Title, date of this order, and file extension in the following format [P-2161-1013, G-1, Project Boundary, MM-DD-YYYY.TIF]. Electronic drawings shall meet the following format specification:
IMAGERY - black & white raster file
FILE TYPE - Tagged Image File Format, (TIFF) CCITT Group 4
RESOLUTION - 300 dpi desired, (200 dpi min)
DRAWING SIZE FORMAT - 24" x 36" (min), 28" x 40" (max)
FILE SIZE - less than 1 MB desired
Each Exhibit G drawing that includes the project boundary must contain a minimum of three known reference points (i.e., latitude and longitude coordinates, or state plane coordinates). The points must be arranged in a triangular format for GIS georeferencing the project boundary drawing to the polygon data, and must be based on a standard map coordinate system. The spatial reference for the drawing (i.e., map projection, map datum, and units of measurement) must be identified on the drawing and each reference point must be labeled. In addition, each project boundary drawing must be stamped by a registered land surveyor.
c) The licensee shall file two separate sets of the project boundary data in a georeferenced electronic file format (such as ArcView shape files, GeoMedia files, MapInfo files, or a similar GIS format) with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. The filing shall include both polygon data and all reference points shown on the individual project boundary drawings. An electronic boundary polygon data file(s) is required for each project development. Depending on the electronic file format, the polygon and point data can be included in single files with multiple layers. The georeferenced electronic boundary data file must be positionally accurate to a40 feet in order to comply with National Map Accuracy Standards for maps at a 1:24,000 scale. The file name(s) shall include: FERC Project Number, data description, date of this order, and file extension in the following format [P-2161, boundary polygon/or point data, MM-DD-YYYY.SHP]. The data must be accompanied by a separate text file describing the spatial reference for the georeferenced data: map projection used (i.e., UTM, State Plane, Decimal Degrees, etc.), the map datum (i.e., North American 27, North American 83, etc.), and the units of measurement (i.e., feet, meters, miles, etc.). The text file name shall include: FERC Project Number, data description, date of this order, and file extension in the following format [P-2161, project boundary metadata, MM-DD-YYYY.TXT].
(C) Within 45 days of the date of this order, the licensees shall file location point data that is representative of Commission approved recreation amenities for the entire project. The location points must be positionally accurate to a40 feet in order to comply with National Map Accuracy Standards for maps at a 1:24,000 scale. The location point must include latitude/longitude in decimal degrees, based on the horizontal reference datum of the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83). The attribute table for each point must include at least the development name and recreational amenity.
(D) This order constitutes final agency action. Any party may file a request for rehearing of this order within 30 days from the date of its issuance, as provided in section 313(a) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. section 825l (2006), and the Commission's regulations at 18 C.F.R. section 385.713 (2012). The filing of a request for rehearing does not operate as a stay of the effective date of this order, or of any other date specified in this order. The licensee's failure to file a request for rehearing shall constitute acceptance of this order.
Charles K. Cover, P.E.
Chief, Project Review Branch
Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance
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