ORPC Alaska 2, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 19065 [2014-07692]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Dated: April 1, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07693 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13821–001] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ORPC Alaska 2, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On March 3, 2014, the ORPC Alaska 2, LLC, filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the East Foreland Tidal Energy Project (East Foreland project or project) to be located in Cook Inlet near Nikiski in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. 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 landdisturbing 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 series of 150kilowatt TideGen® turbine-generator modules with a combined capacity of no more than 5 megawatts; (2) a 1- to 8mile-long, 13.5-kilovolt (kV) direct current submarine transmission cable from the module site to an onshore station on the west coast of the Kenai Peninsula; (3) an approximately 0.25mile-long, 4.16- to 34.5-kV three-phase alternating current terrestrial transmission line connecting the onshore station to a substation site owned by Homer Electric Association; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the East Foreland project would be up to 17.2 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Monty Worthington, Director of Project Development, ORPC Alaska 2, LLC, 725 Christensen Drive, Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 388–8639. FERC Contact: Sean O’Neill; phone: (202) 502–6462. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 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–13821–001. 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–13821) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: April 1, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07692 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Transmission Infrastructure Program Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of revised program and request for project proposals. AGENCY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western) hereby announces its revised Transmission Infrastructure Program (the Program or TIP) and its request for new project proposals. The Program implements Section 402 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) for the purpose of constructing, financing, facilitating, planning, operating, maintaining, or studying construction of new or upgraded electric power transmission lines and related facilities with at least one terminus within Western’s service territory, to deliver or facilitate the delivery of power generated by renewable energy SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19065 resources constructed, or reasonably expected to be constructed, after the date the Recovery Act was enacted. Through the publication of this Federal Register notice (FRN or final notice) Western is finalizing revisions to this Program effective and seeks new project proposals from developers and other parties interested in obtaining financing for eligible projects. This final notice adopts and reaffirms the principles that the Program is separate and distinct from Western’s power marketing functions, and each eligible project must stand on its own for repayment purposes. DATES: Revisions to the Program are effective as of May 7, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. John Kral, Transmission Infrastructure Program, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO 80228, telephone (720) 962–7710, email TIP@ wapa.gov. This FRN is also available on Western’s Web site at http:// ww2.wapa.gov/sites/Western/ transmission/TIP/Pages/default.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Western markets and transmits wholesale hydroelectric power generated at Federal dams across the western United States. Western’s transmission system was developed to deliver Federal hydroelectric power to preference customers. Western owns and operates a transmission system with more than 17,000 circuit-mile, highvoltage lines and also markets power across 15 western states and a 1.3 million square-mile service area. Western’s service area encompasses all of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming; and parts of Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Minnesota, and Texas. Western markets excess capacity on its transmission system consistent with the policies and procedures outlined in its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) on file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Western offers nondiscriminatory access to its transmission system, including requests to interconnect new generating resources to its transmission system, under its OATT. The Program implements Section 402 of the Recovery Act, which amends Section 301 of the Hoover Power Plant Act of 1984. The Program uses the authority granted under these statutes to borrow up to $3.25 billion from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to develop E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13821-001]


ORPC Alaska 2, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On March 3, 2014, the ORPC Alaska 2, LLC, filed an application for 
a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the East 
Foreland Tidal Energy Project (East Foreland project or project) to be 
located in Cook Inlet near Nikiski in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 
Alaska. 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 series 
of 150-kilowatt TideGen[supreg] turbine-generator modules with a 
combined capacity of no more than 5 megawatts; (2) a 1- to 8-mile-long, 
13.5-kilovolt (kV) direct current submarine transmission cable from the 
module site to an onshore station on the west coast of the Kenai 
Peninsula; (3) an approximately 0.25-mile-long, 4.16- to 34.5-kV three-
phase alternating current terrestrial transmission line connecting the 
onshore station to a substation site owned by Homer Electric 
Association; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the East Foreland project would be up to 17.2 gigawatt-
hours.
    Applicant Contact: Monty Worthington, Director of Project 
Development, ORPC Alaska 2, LLC, 725 Christensen Drive, Suite A, 
Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 388-8639.
    FERC Contact: Sean O'Neill; phone: (202) 502-6462.
    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-13821-001.
    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-13821) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: April 1, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-07692 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P