Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for approval of the disposition of major utility facilities pursuant to a Purchase and Transfer Agreement with the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Renewal Corporation), as more fully described below.
RMP is a public utility, as defined in W.S. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), providing retail electric public utility service under certificates of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) issued by the Commission. RMP is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to W.S. §37-2-112. RMP provides electric retail service to customers in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming; and under the name Pacific Power in Oregon, Washington and California.
On January 14, 2021, RMP filed an Application with supporting testimony and exhibits requesting approval of the Property Transfer Agreement (Transfer Agreement) between the Company and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Renewal Corporation), as well as a determination that the property disposition is in the public interest. The Transfer Agreement provides for transfer from RMP to the Renewal Corporation of four hydroelectric dams; J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate (collectively the Lower Klamath Project), as well as approximately 8,000 acres of real and personal property associated with the dams. RMP requests approval of its Application, on or before July 15, 2021.
RMP states the transfer of the Lower Klamath Project to the Renewal Corporation is in the public interest because it is lower in cost and lower in risk than relicensing the dams. According to RMP, the transfer will not adversely impact the Company’s ability to provide service to Wyoming customers. The Company’s quantitative and qualitative analysis demonstrates that the transfer of the Lower Klamath Project, under the terms of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) is lower in cost based on the Company’s assessment of the likely mitigation requirements that would have been imposed had the Company pursued relicensing. The Company states the KHSA provides a framework to decommission and remove the four mainstem hydroelectric developments comprising the Lower Klamath Project and sets forth requirements related to their operation until removal. The KHSA also provides critical protections designed to shield customers from the potential for escalating costs and liabilities associated with dam removal.
The KHSA provides $450 million in public funds to cover the costs of dam removal. The Company collected $200 million from Oregon and California customers through dam removal surcharges, and California bond funding will supply the remaining $250 million. Consistent with the terms of the KHSA, the Company has not requested dam removal costs from Wyoming customers.
The transfer Agreement governs the conveyance of the Lower Klamath Project to the Renewal Corporation so that dam removal may begin. The Transfer Agreement provides for PacifiCorp’s reservation of easements for all transmission, distribution, service, substation, and communications assets required to preserve the safe and reliable function of the utility system after the land upon which the assets are located is transferred to the Renewal Corporation.
This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business office throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. The Application may also be viewed online at: http://psc.wyo.gov/.
Anyone wishing to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do so in writing filed with the Commission on or before February 19, 2021. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please be sure to mention Docket No. 20000-594-EA-21 (Record No. 15692) in all correspondence with the Commission.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711.
Dated: January 21, 2021.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 2021 01272
WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND
FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK
Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, and H-K Contractors, Inc., The Contractor, on Highway Project Number B203018 in Lincoln, Sweetwater, and Uinta Counties, consisting of chip sealing and miscellaneous work, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on March 16, 2021.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 3, 2021.
STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING
By: Pam Fredrick
Senior Budget Analyst
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 2021 02031
Request for Statement of Qualification and Experience for On-Call Engineering Services
at Fort Bridger – Uinta County Airport
Fort Bridger, Wyoming
Uinta County Commissioners are soliciting qualification and experience information to be used in selecting a principal consultant to provide engineering/consulting services for the following projects (subject to Federal, State and Local funding):
Seal Coat and Mark Pavements (Design, Bidding and Construction Phases)
A selection committee shall be formed for the purpose of reviewing submittals pertaining to this Request for Statement of Qualification and Experience. A full description of the selection criteria and submittal requirements is available upon request from interested companies.
Based on the response from the Request for Statement of Qualification and Experience, the Selection Committee will select the Consultant from the submitted documents. The Selection Committee reserves the option to select a shortlist of firms to provide an oral presentation and interview before the Selection Committee. If oral presentations and interviews are deemed appropriate and necessary they shall be connected via ZOOM. The Selection Committee shall select a top ranked Consultant based on evaluation of the Statement of Qualification and Experience in combination with the results of any oral presentations and interviews. Following selection of the Consultant, the Uinta County Commissioners (Commission) shall initiate discussions regarding a detailed program of services, fees and costs, all in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5100-14E, Change 1. A detailed program of services will be developed for a five year period, or less, based on the discretion of the Commission. Consulting fees and costs will be negotiated for each project upon commencement of the work. A Scope and Fee evaluation for the services to be performed with FAA and WYDOT grant funding support shall be performed for each applicable project undertaken and shall be based on the program of services for each individual project.
The contract for services is subject to provisions of Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity) and to the Department of Transportation Regulations 49CFR26 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprises). DBE firms are encouraged to apply.
The Consultant’s contract will be used on an as-needed basis for a period of five (5) years from the date of a signed agreement.
Requests and Inquiries
Requests for submittal documents should be made only in writing to Clay Baird, 225 9th Street, Evanston, WY 82930; or to [email protected] Written responses will be sent to proposers of record. Electronic inquiries are encouraged.
PUBLISHED: Jan. 29, Feb. 3, 5, 10, 2021 01292
In accordance with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division, Rules and Regulations, Chapter 12, Section 2.c., the Administrator of the Land Quality, Division hereby gives notice that on January 26, 2021, the Annual Report for the Westmoreland Haystack Mining, LLC., Haystack Mine, Wyoming Permit No. PT0786-T2, located approximately 27 miles from Evanston, WY, was filed with the Division. All interested person(s) may review the annual report at the following locations. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Land Quality Division
200 W. 17th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Land Quality Division
510 Meadowview Drive
Lander, WY 82520
The renewal bond for area and incremental calculations will be determined for the coming year. Interested persons may submit information relating to the bond amounts within thirty (30) days of this notice. This information may be submitted to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division, 200 W. 17th St., Cheyenne, WY 82002. This information, together with information submitted by the operator and developed by the Division, shall be considered by the Administrator and Director in setting bond amounts.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 2021 02031
FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE
WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) dated 02/21/2011 executed and delivered by Justin W Williams and Andrea M Williams to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by Justin W Williams and Andrea M Williams, husband and wife (the “Mortgagors”), to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and which Mortgage was recorded on 02/25/2011, as Entry No. 154690 Book 962 in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Uinta County, State of Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part there-of, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; and
WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage on the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $ 103,867.14 which sum consists of the unpaid principal balance of $99,216.56 plus Interest accrued to the date of the first publication of this notice in the amount of $2,507.77 plus attorneys’ fees, costs expended, and accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice of sale;
WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid;
NOW, THEREFORE Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Uinta County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 AM o’clock in the forenoon on 03/17/2021 at the Uinta County Courtthouse Information Desk located at 225 9th Street, , Evanston, Wyoming, Uinta County for application on the above-described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to-wit:
Lot 50A and part of Lot 50B of the Twin Ridge Subdivision No. 2, being located in the City of Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, according to the plat recorded May 6, 1981 as Instrument No. 366190 and Correction Affidavit recorded January 19, 1984 in Book 458, Page 260, in the office of the Uinta County Clerk, with that part of Lot 50B lying East of the following described line:
BEGINNING at the Northeast corner of said Lot 50B, running thence S 3°18’30” E, 19.94 feet along the Easterly line of said Lot 50B; thence S 86°42’ W, 0.63 feet, more or less, to the center of an existing wall; thence S 3°00’ E, 38 feet, more or less, along the centerline of said existing wall to the South end of said wall; thence N 86°42’ E, 0.83 feet, more or less, to the Easterly line of said Lot 50B.
With an address of : 141 Barrett Avenue Evanston, WY 82930.
Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto.
01/21/2021 Brian G. Sayer
Date C. Morgan Lasley
Marcello G. Rojas
The Sayer Law Group, P.C.
925 E. 4th St.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
PUBLISHED: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 02032