Watterra Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene, 1349 [2018-00331]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 8 / Thursday, January 11, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL18–55–000] srobinson on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES EDF Renewables Energy, Inc. v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on January 4, 2018, pursuant to sections 206 and 306 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824(e), 825e, and Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, EDF Renewables Energy, Inc. (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO or Respondent) alleging that MISO’s Tariff is no longer just and reasonable because MISO cannot deliver interconnection studies and a generation interconnection agreement in sufficient advanced time to allow proposed wind generation projects to achieve commercial operation as needed to benefit from the Federal Production Tax Credit, all as more fully explained in the complaint. Complainant certify that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for MISO as listed on the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. 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For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 24, 2018. Dated: January 5, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00330 Filed 1–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14864–000] Watterra Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene On November 29, 2017, Watterra Energy, LLC 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 Barren River Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project (project), to be located at the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Barren River Lake Dam on the Barren River near the City of Bowling Green, Barren County, Kentucky. 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 960-foot-long, 14foot-diameter steel penstock lining the existing concrete conduit; (2) a 14-footlong, 14-foot-wide bifurcation structure attached to the proposed penstock, with one 265-foot-long branch extending to the proposed powerhouse, and the other 86-foot-long branch extending to the existing stilling basin to provide an outlet point for the release of floodwaters; (3) a 70-foot-long, 55-footwide powerhouse containing two Kaplan generating units with a total capacity of 11.63 megawatts; (4) a 75foot-long tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long, 50foot-wide switchyard; and (6) a 4,210foot-long, 12.5-kilovolt transmission line. The estimated annual generation of the project would be 41.64 gigawatt- PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1349 hours, and would operate as directed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Applicant Contact: Mr. Craig Dalton, Watterra Energy, LLC, 220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840; phone: (406) 384–0080. FERC Contact: Navreet Deo; phone: (202) 502–6304. 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–14864–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14864) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: January 5, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00331 Filed 1–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 8 (Thursday, January 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 1349]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00331]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14864-000]


Watterra Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

    On November 29, 2017, Watterra Energy, LLC 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 Barren River Lake Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (project), to be located at the existing U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers' Barren River Lake Dam on the Barren River near 
the City of Bowling Green, Barren County, Kentucky. 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 960-
foot-long, 14-foot-diameter steel penstock lining the existing concrete 
conduit; (2) a 14-foot-long, 14-foot-wide bifurcation structure 
attached to the proposed penstock, with one 265-foot-long branch 
extending to the proposed powerhouse, and the other 86-foot-long branch 
extending to the existing stilling basin to provide an outlet point for 
the release of floodwaters; (3) a 70-foot-long, 55-foot-wide powerhouse 
containing two Kaplan generating units with a total capacity of 11.63 
megawatts; (4) a 75-foot-long tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long, 50-foot-
wide switchyard; and (6) a 4,210-foot-long, 12.5-kilovolt transmission 
line. The estimated annual generation of the project would be 41.64 
gigawatt-hours, and would operate as directed by the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Craig Dalton, Watterra Energy, LLC, 220 West 
Main Street, Hamilton, MT 59840; phone: (406) 384-0080.
    FERC Contact: Navreet Deo; phone: (202) 502-6304.
    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 
[email protected], (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-14864-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of 
Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14864) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: January 5, 2018.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-00331 Filed 1-10-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P