Cortez Pumped Storage Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 80926 [2011-33073]

Download as PDF 80926 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14328–000] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cortez Pumped Storage Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 1, 2011, INCA Engineers, Inc., Washington, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Cortez Pumped Storage Project to be located on Plateau Creek, near the town of Dolores, Montezuma County, Colorado. The project affects Federal lands administered by the Forest Service (San Juan National Forest). The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) An upper reservoir, formed by a 130-foothigh by 6,500-foot-long, rollercompacted concrete (RCC) dam, with a total storage capacity of 8,000 acre-feet and a water surface area of 275 acres at full pool elevation; (2) a lower reservoir, formed by a 270-foot-high by 800-footlong dam, having a total storage capacity of 9,500 acre-feet and a water surface area of 200 acres at full pool elevation; (3) two 15-foot-diameter steel consisting of a surface penstock, a vertical shaft and an inclined tunnel; (4) two 27-footdiameter tailrace tunnels that would be 850-feet-long; (5) an underground powerhouse containing two reversible pump-turbines totaling 500 megawatts (MW) (2 units × 250 MW units) of generating capacity; and (6) a 7-milelong, 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that would connect from the switchyard with an existing 230 kV interconnection east of the project area. The project’s annual energy output would vary between 600 and 1,500 gigawatt hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Donald Thompson, INCA Engineers, Inc., 400, 112th Ave. NE., Suite 400, Bellevue, WA 98004; phone (425) 653–1000. FERC Contact: Brian Csernak; phone: (202) 502–6144. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:00 Dec 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site 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 or toll free at 1–(866) 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14328–000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: December 20, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–33073 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP12–22–000] Dominion Transmission, Inc; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on December 5, 2011, Dominion Transmission, Inc (DTI), 701 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219, filed in Docket No. CP12–22–000, a prior notice request under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82– 537–000 pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.210 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to replace certain pipeline facilities located in Gilmer County, West Virginia, all as PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web 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. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Specifically, DTI proposes to: (1) Replace approximately 14.98 miles of it’s existing multi-diameter (12, 14, and 16-inch) TL–264 pipeline in Calhoun and Gilmer Counties, West Virginia with 16-inch diameter pipe; (2) construct approximately 735 feet of 8inch diameter TL–369 Ext. 2 receiver pipeline facilities; and (3) construct two new pipeline launcher/receivers and one new pipeline receiver as necessary to perform pigging operations on the pipeline. DTI estimates the total cost of the subject facilities is $16.2 million. Any questions regarding this Prior Notice should be directed to Brad Knisley, Regulatory and Certificates Analyst III, Dominion Transmission, Inc., 701 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone no. (804) 771– 4416, facsimile no. (804) 771–4804 and Email: Brad.A.Knisley@dom.com. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: December 19, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–32990 Filed 12–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14328-000]


Cortez Pumped Storage Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On December 1, 2011, INCA Engineers, Inc., Washington, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Cortez Pumped Storage Project to be located on Plateau Creek, near the 
town of Dolores, Montezuma County, Colorado. The project affects 
Federal lands administered by the Forest Service (San Juan National 
Forest). The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to 
grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during 
the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit 
holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter 
upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express 
permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following new facilities: 
(1) An upper reservoir, formed by a 130-foot-high by 6,500-foot-long, 
roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dam, with a total storage capacity of 
8,000 acre-feet and a water surface area of 275 acres at full pool 
elevation; (2) a lower reservoir, formed by a 270-foot-high by 800-
foot-long dam, having a total storage capacity of 9,500 acre-feet and a 
water surface area of 200 acres at full pool elevation; (3) two 15-
foot-diameter steel consisting of a surface penstock, a vertical shaft 
and an inclined tunnel; (4) two 27-foot-diameter tailrace tunnels that 
would be 850-feet-long; (5) an underground powerhouse containing two 
reversible pump-turbines totaling 500 megawatts (MW) (2 units x 250 MW 
units) of generating capacity; and (6) a 7-mile-long, 230 kilovolt (kV) 
transmission line that would connect from the switchyard with an 
existing 230 kV interconnection east of the project area. The project's 
annual energy output would vary between 600 and 1,500 gigawatt hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Donald Thompson, INCA Engineers, Inc., 400, 
112th Ave. NE., Suite 400, Bellevue, WA 98004; phone (425) 653-1000.
    FERC Contact: Brian Csernak; phone: (202) 502-6144.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site 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 or toll free at 1-(866) 208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, 
mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14328-000) in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: December 20, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-33073 Filed 12-23-11; 8:45 am]
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