Hydro Green Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 78355 [2013-30829]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices Dated: December 19, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30831 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14545–000] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hydro Green Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On August 7, 2013, Hydro Green Energy, 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 Vandenberg East Project to be located near Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California. 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: (1) A 30-foot-high, 4,150foot-long upper earthen embankment constructed with rubber sheet and asphalt lining; (2) an upper reservoir having a total/usable storage capacity of 6,152 acre-feet at normal maximum operation elevation of 1,490 feet above mean sea level; (3) six 10,000-foot-long by 10-foot-diameter steel lined penstocks; (4) a 500-foot-long, 250-footdiameter concrete lined tailrace; (5) a concrete and steel lined pressure shaft; (6) six 223-megawatt, reversible variable-speed pump-turbines; (7) a new powerhouse and substation located approximately 100 feet below ground and approximately 250 feet long by 75 feet wide by 100 feet high; (8) a vertical access tunnel approximately 400 feet high and 30 feet in diameter; (9) a breakwater constructed from precast concrete tetrapods; and (10) a new single-circuit 230-kilovolt transmission line approximately 12 miles in length. The estimated annual generation of the Vandenberg East Project would be approximately 3,911 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Stover, Hydro Green, LLC, 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 310, Westmont, IL 60559; phone: (877) 556–6566 ext. 709. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 FERC Contact: Mary Greene; phone: (202) 502–8865. 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14545–000. 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–14545) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: December 19, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30829 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12747–002] San Diego County Water Authority; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted For Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On July 1, 2013, the San Diego County Water Authority filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the San Vicente Pumped Storage Water Power Project No. 12747 to be located on at the existing San Vicente dam and PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78355 reservoir on San Vicente Creek in San Diego County, California. The proposed project would consist of the existing San Vicente reservoir functioning as the lower reservoir of the project and one of four alternatives as an upper reservoir. Specific details about each of these alternatives are described below. 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. All four of the alternatives would use the San Vicente reservoir, as the lower reservoir of the pumped storage project. The San Vicente reservoir portion of the project consists of: (1) An existing dam, currently being raised to a dam height of 337 feet, and a length of 1,442 feet; and (2) an existing impoundment, that upon completion of the dam raise will have a surface area of 1,600 acres, and storage capacity of 247,000 acre-feet with a normal maximum water surface elevation of 767 feet above mean sea level (msl). There are four alternatives for the upper reservoir, as described below. Alternative Site A is located near Iron Mountain 3 miles northwest of San Vicente reservoir and includes: (1) A proposed 235-foot-high, 1,250-foot-long upper dam; (2) a proposed reservoir with a surface area of 93 acres having a storage capacity of 8,070 acre-feet and a normal maximum water surface elevation of 2,110 feet msl; (3) a proposed 12,300-foot-long, 20-footdiameter concrete power tunnel; (4) two proposed 500-foot-long steel-lined penstocks; (5) a proposed powerhouse containing two generating units having a total installed capacity of 500 megawatts (MW); (6) a proposed 3,300foot-long, 24-foot-diameter concrete tailrace; (7) a proposed 14,000-foot-long, 230-kilovolt transmission line; and (8) appurtenant facilities. Alternative Site B is located near Foster Canyon, approximately 0.5 mile northwest of San Vicente reservoir and includes: (1) A proposed 215-foot-high, 4,500-foot-long upper dam; (2) a proposed upper reservoir with a surface area of 100 acres having a storage capacity of 12,200 acre-feet and a normal maximum water surface elevation of 1,490 feet msl; and (3) appurtenant facilities. Alternative Site C is located approximately 1.8 miles southeast of the San Vicente reservoir and includes: (1) A proposed 200-foot-high, 2,200-footlong upper dam; (2) a proposed upper E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14545-000]


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

    On August 7, 2013, Hydro Green Energy, 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 Vandenberg East 
Project to be located near Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara 
County, California. 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: (1) A 30-foot-
high, 4,150-foot-long upper earthen embankment constructed with rubber 
sheet and asphalt lining; (2) an upper reservoir having a total/usable 
storage capacity of 6,152 acre-feet at normal maximum operation 
elevation of 1,490 feet above mean sea level; (3) six 10,000-foot-long 
by 10-foot-diameter steel lined penstocks; (4) a 500-foot-long, 250-
foot-diameter concrete lined tailrace; (5) a concrete and steel lined 
pressure shaft; (6) six 223-megawatt, reversible variable-speed pump-
turbines; (7) a new powerhouse and substation located approximately 100 
feet below ground and approximately 250 feet long by 75 feet wide by 
100 feet high; (8) a vertical access tunnel approximately 400 feet high 
and 30 feet in diameter; (9) a breakwater constructed from precast 
concrete tetrapods; and (10) a new single-circuit 230-kilovolt 
transmission line approximately 12 miles in length. The estimated 
annual generation of the Vandenberg East Project would be approximately 
3,911 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Stover, Hydro Green, LLC, 900 Oakmont 
Lane, Suite 310, Westmont, IL 60559; phone: (877) 556-6566 ext. 709.
    FERC Contact: Mary Greene; phone: (202) 502-8865.
    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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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, please send a paper copy to: 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-14545-000.
    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-14545) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: December 19, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-30829 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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