Energy Resources USA, Inc.; Notice of Competing Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 6256-6257 [2016-02257]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Pages 6256-6257]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-02257]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14740-000]

Energy Resources USA, Inc.; Notice of Competing Preliminary 
Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and 
Motions To Intervene

    On November 27, 2015, Energy Resources USA, Inc. (Energy Resources)

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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 Coffeeville Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project (Coffeeville Project 
or project) to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 
Coffeeville Lock and Dam on the Tombigbee River in Clark County, 
Alabama. 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 
    Energy Resources' permit application is filed in competition with 
Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund II, proposed Coffeeville Lock and 
Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 14673-000, which was publicly noticed 
November 24, 2015. The deadline for filing competing applications was 
January 25, 2016. Energy Resources competing permit application was 
timely filed.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A 500-
foot-long, 200-foot-wide intake channel; (2) a 131-foot-long, 197-foot-
wide powerhouse containing three generating units with a total capacity 
of 33 megawatts; (3) a 400-foot-long, 20-foot-wide tailrace; (4) a 6.9/
69 kilo-Volt (kV) substation; (5) a 34-mile-long addition to the 
existing access road; and (6) a 3-mile-long, 69 kV transmission line. 
The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation 
of 186,000 megawatt-hours, and operate as directed by the Corps.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 
2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; Phone: 
(954) 248-8425; Email:
    FERC Contact: Christiane Casey; phone: (202) 502-8577.
    Deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene: 60 days from 
the issuance of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments and motions to intervene using the Commission's eFiling system 
at Commenters can submit 
brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, 
using the eComment system at You must include your name and contact information at the 
end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online 
Support at, (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-14740-000.
    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 
Enter the docket number (P-14740) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-02257 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]