Pennamaquan Tidal Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing And Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 19064-19065 [2014-07693]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 19064 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST,’’ ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. p. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. q. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following procedural schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Issue Notice of the Availability of the EA. August 2014. Dated: April 1, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07691 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13884–002] Pennamaquan Tidal Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing And Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On March 12, 2014, Pennamaquan Tidal Power, 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 Pennamaquan Tidal Power Plant Project to be located on the Pennamaquan River and Cobscook Bay, Washington County, Maine. 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: (1) A new tidal barrage extending from Leighton Neck to Hersey Neck consisting of: (a) Two 5-foot-thick concrete walls, one 545-foot-long and one 135-foot-long, located in the PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 intertidal area at each end of the barrage; (b) six 82-foot-long, 10-footthick concrete modular wall panels extending about 22 feet above mean low tide; (c) a new 438-foot-long, 91-foothigh concrete powerhouse with 16 reversible bulb generating units with a total capacity of 24.0 megawatts; (d) a new steel 65-foot-long, 44-foot-wide boat lock integral with the powerhouse; (2) a tidal basin (i.e., impoundment) with a surface area of 489 acres at low tide and 862 acres at high tide; (3) a new 328-foot-long utility road providing access from Hersey Neck to the powerhouse; and (4) a new 35 kilovolt, 2.5-mile-long transmission line to Emera Maine’s substation in Pembroke, Maine. The project would produce an estimated average annual generation of 80,000 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Andrew Landry, 45 Memorial Circle, PO Box 1058, Augusta, ME 04332, phone: (207) 791– 3191, email: alandry@preti.com. FERC Contact: Dr. Nicholas Palso. (202) 502–8854 or nicholas.palso@ ferc.gov. 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–13884–002. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–13884) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 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. 13884-002]


Pennamaquan Tidal Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing And Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On March 12, 2014, Pennamaquan Tidal Power, 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 Pennamaquan Tidal Power Plant Project to be located on the 
Pennamaquan River and Cobscook Bay, Washington County, Maine. 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: (1) A new tidal barrage 
extending from Leighton Neck to Hersey Neck consisting of: (a) Two 5-
foot-thick concrete walls, one 545-foot-long and one 135-foot-long, 
located in the intertidal area at each end of the barrage; (b) six 82-
foot-long, 10-foot-thick concrete modular wall panels extending about 
22 feet above mean low tide; (c) a new 438-foot-long, 91-foot-high 
concrete powerhouse with 16 reversible bulb generating units with a 
total capacity of 24.0 megawatts; (d) a new steel 65-foot-long, 44-
foot-wide boat lock integral with the powerhouse; (2) a tidal basin 
(i.e., impoundment) with a surface area of 489 acres at low tide and 
862 acres at high tide; (3) a new 328-foot-long utility road providing 
access from Hersey Neck to the powerhouse; and (4) a new 35 kilovolt, 
2.5-mile-long transmission line to Emera Maine's substation in 
Pembroke, Maine. The project would produce an estimated average annual 
generation of 80,000 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Andrew Landry, 45 Memorial Circle, PO Box 1058, 
Augusta, ME 04332, phone: (207) 791-3191, email: alandry@preti.com.
    FERC Contact: Dr. Nicholas Palso. (202) 502-8854 or 
nicholas.palso@ferc.gov.
    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-13884-002.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-13884) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.


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    Dated: April 1, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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