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)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02257]
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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)
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
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: email@example.com.
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 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-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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp.
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.,
[FR Doc. 2016-02257 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]
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