Wills Creek Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 59394-59395 [2012-23802]

Download as PDF 59394 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices process, soliciting comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed projects. You may submit comments in written form or verbally at the public scoping meetings.2 The FERC’s NOI provided instructions on how to properly file written comments. Your comments will allow us to focus attention on environmental issues important to the public during preparation of the EIS. The scoping period will end on October 29, 2012. The three new public scoping meetings are scheduled as follows: Date and time Location Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ...................................................... Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ............................................... Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend, OR 97459. Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Ln., Canyonville, OR 97417. Malin Community Park Hall, 2307 Front St., Malin, OR 97632. Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ................................................... This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for these projects Additional information about the projects is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC internet Web site (www.ferc.gov). The FERC’s eLibrary function provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. On the FERC Web site, go to Documents & Filings, and click on the eLibrary link. Then click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., PF12– 7 or PF12–17). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. All public meetings will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList. aspx along with other related information. Please submit your comments prior to the end of scoping date of October 29, 2012. Dated: September 21, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23808 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14435–000] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Wills Creek Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On July 17, 2012, Wills Creek Hydro, LLC 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 Wills Creek Dam Hydroelectric Project (Wills Creek Project or project) to be located at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Wills Creek Dam on Wills Creek, near Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. 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 existing Corps facilities include: (1) The Wills Creek Lake which has a surface area of 11,450 acres at a normal lake elevation of 742 feet and a maximum storage capacity of 196,000 acre-feet; (2) a 1,950-foot-long, 87-foothigh earth fill dam; (3) a 100-foot-high, 75-foot-wide, 25-foot-long intake structure located at the west abutment; and (4) a 230-foot-long, 25-foot-wide, 25-foot-high concrete arch tunnel conduit. The proposed project would consist of the following non-federal facilities: (1) A 30-foot-wide, 30-foot-high, 2-footthick concrete diversion wall with a crest elevation of 742 feet equipped with two slide gates to release flood waters; the diversion wall would be located at the end of the Corps’ concrete arch tunnel; (2) a 30-foot-long, 106-inchdiameter steel penstock; (3) a 30-footwide, 25-foot-long, 20-foot-high powerhouse located near the west wing wall of the Corps’ existing outlet channel and containing a pit/bulb propeller-type turbine/generator unit with a total capacity of 1 megawatt; (4) a 50-foot-long, 12.7-kilovolt transmission line connecting the project to an existing distribution line owned by Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The project would be located entirely on federal lands managed by the Corps. The estimated annual generation of the Wills Creek Dam Project would be 5,728 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Boumansour, 1035 Pearl Street, 4th Floor, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: (720) 295–3317. FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban; phone: (202) 502–6211. 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–14435) in the docket number field to 2 Verbal comments at the public scoping meetings will be transcribed by a court reporter and placed into the public record for these proceedings. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: September 21, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Docket No. RM98–1–000] [FR Doc. 2012–23802 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14241–000] Alaska Energy Authority; Errata Notice A typographical error was made in our September 17, 2012 Notice of ‘‘Extension of Time To File Comments on the Proposed Study Plan and the Revised Study Plan for the SusitnaWatana’’ Project No. 14241. Comments on the proposed study plan are due November 14, 2012. All other dates in the notice are correct. Dated: September 21, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23809 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications. Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any oral communication. Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record Prohibited: 1. CP11–161–000 ......................................................................................................... 2. CP11–161–000 ......................................................................................................... 3. CP10–480–000 ......................................................................................................... 4. EL12–8–000 ............................................................................................................. Exempt: 1. P–1494–000 ............................................................................................................. 2. ER12–1698–000; ER12–1699–000 ......................................................................... 3. P–2079–069 ............................................................................................................. 4. CP11–161–000 ......................................................................................................... 5. CP11–161–000 ......................................................................................................... 1 Email 2 Email Presenter or requester 9–7–12 9–12–12 9–18–12 9–18–12 Jolie DeFeis 1. Jolie DeFeis 2. Lisa Ann Richlin. Pierce Atwood LLP. 9–4–12 9–4–12 9–12–12 9–17–12 9–19–12 Hon. Dan Boren. Guadalupe County Commission. LaShavio Johnson. Pike County Commissioners. Hon. Robert Menendez. record. record: two separate emails were received on September 12, 2012. Dated: September 21, 2012. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2012–23784 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2524–018—Oklahoma Salina Pumped Storage Project] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with communication, and may request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010. Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR 385.2201(e)(1)(v). The following is a list of off-therecord communications recently received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site 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, please contact FERC, Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14435-000]


Wills Creek Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On July 17, 2012, Wills Creek Hydro, LLC 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 Wills Creek Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (Wills Creek Project or project) to be located at 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Wills Creek Dam on Wills Creek, 
near Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. 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 existing Corps facilities include: (1) The Wills Creek Lake 
which has a surface area of 11,450 acres at a normal lake elevation of 
742 feet and a maximum storage capacity of 196,000 acre-feet; (2) a 
1,950-foot-long, 87-foot-high earth fill dam; (3) a 100-foot-high, 75-
foot-wide, 25-foot-long intake structure located at the west abutment; 
and (4) a 230-foot-long, 25-foot-wide, 25-foot-high concrete arch 
tunnel conduit.
    The proposed project would consist of the following non-federal 
facilities: (1) A 30-foot-wide, 30-foot-high, 2-foot-thick concrete 
diversion wall with a crest elevation of 742 feet equipped with two 
slide gates to release flood waters; the diversion wall would be 
located at the end of the Corps' concrete arch tunnel; (2) a 30-foot-
long, 106-inch-diameter steel penstock; (3) a 30-foot-wide, 25-foot-
long, 20-foot-high powerhouse located near the west wing wall of the 
Corps' existing outlet channel and containing a pit/bulb propeller-type 
turbine/generator unit with a total capacity of 1 megawatt; (4) a 50-
foot-long, 12.7-kilovolt transmission line connecting the project to an 
existing distribution line owned by Cincinnati Gas and Electric 
Company; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The project would be located 
entirely on federal lands managed by the Corps. The estimated annual 
generation of the Wills Creek Dam Project would be 5,728 megawatt-
hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Boumansour, 1035 Pearl Street, 4th 
Floor, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: (720) 295-3317.
    FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban; phone: (202) 502-6211.
    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-14435) in the docket number field to

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access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 21, 2012.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-23802 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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