Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 37191 [2016-13648]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14782–000] sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On May 4, 2016, Energy Resources USA Inc. 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 R.D. Bailey Dam Hydroelectric Project (R.D. Bailey Project or project) to be located at the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ R.D. Bailey Dam on the Guyandotte River in Mingo and Wyoming Counties, West Virginia. 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 new 90-foot-long by 45-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse to be located downstream on the tailrace side of R.D. Bailey Dam; (2) a new 12-foot by 9-foot by 250-footlong concrete conduit connecting the existing outlet tunnel with the powerhouse; (3) two 5-megawatt (MW) vertical Kaplan turbine-generator units with a total generating capacity of 10 MW; (4) a new 120-foot-long by 80-footwide tailrace; (5) a new 60-foot-long by 50-foot-wide substation with a 10-megavolt-ampere 4.16/69-kilovolt (kV) threephase step-up transformer; (6) a new 0.6-mile-long, 69-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The R.D. Bailey Project would have an estimated annual generation of 38.5 gigawatthours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33139; telephone (954) 248–8425. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 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–14782–000. 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–14782) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: June 2, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13648 Filed 6–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13757–002; Project No. 13761– 002; Project No. 13768–002] FFP Missouri 5, LLC; FFP Missouri 6, LLC; Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission or FERC) regulations, 18 Code of Federal Regulations Part 380, Office of Energy Projects staff has reviewed applications for original licenses for the Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 13757–002), Emsworth Back Channel Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 13761–002), and Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 13768–002) on the Ohio River. These projects are referred to collectively as the Ohio River Projects. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37191 The projects would all be located at existing locks and dams owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located on the Ohio River near Emsworth, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County at river mile (RM) 6.2. The Emsworth Back Channel Hydroelectric Project would be located on the Ohio River near Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County at RM 6.8. The Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located on the Ohio River downstream of Monaca, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County at RM 31.7. The projects would collectively occupy 17.1 acres of federal land. Staff has prepared a multi-project environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential environmental effects of the three projects and concludes that constructing and operating the projects, with appropriate environmental protection measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription. asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to these or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERC OnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, 202–502– 8659. 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: ‘‘Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 13757–002, E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14782-000]


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

    On May 4, 2016, Energy Resources USA Inc. 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 R.D. Bailey Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (R.D. Bailey Project or project) to be located at 
the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' R.D. Bailey Dam on the 
Guyandotte River in Mingo and Wyoming Counties, West Virginia. 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 new 90-
foot-long by 45-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse to be located 
downstream on the tailrace side of R.D. Bailey Dam; (2) a new 12-foot 
by 9-foot by 250-foot-long concrete conduit connecting the existing 
outlet tunnel with the powerhouse; (3) two 5-megawatt (MW) vertical 
Kaplan turbine-generator units with a total generating capacity of 10 
MW; (4) a new 120-foot-long by 80-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a new 60-
foot-long by 50-foot-wide substation with a 10-mega-volt-ampere 4.16/
69-kilovolt (kV) three-phase step-up transformer; (6) a new 0.6-mile-
long, 69-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The R.D. 
Bailey Project would have an estimated annual generation of 38.5 
gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 
350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33139; telephone (954) 248-8425.
    FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.
    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-14782-000.
    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-14782) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: June 2, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-13648 Filed 6-8-16; 8:45 am]
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