Hydro Green Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications


Federal Register, Volume 78 Issue 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)

Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)


Pages 78353-78354

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2013-30830



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Project No. 14548-000

Hydro Green Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

On August 15, 2013, Hydro Green Energy, LLC, filed an application for a

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preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Pendleton South Project to be located near Camp Pendleton South in San Diego County, California. 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 30-foot-

high, 5,108-foot-long upper earthen embankment constructed with rubber sheet and asphalt lining; (2) an upper reservoir having a total/usable storage capacity of 8,894 acre-feet at normal maximum operation elevation of 1,032 feet above mean sea level; (3) eight approximately 25,000-foot-long by 10-foot-diameter steel lined penstocks; (4) a 500-

foot-long, 250-foot-diameter concrete lined tailrace; (5) a concrete and steel lined pressure shaft; (6) eight 154-megawatt, reversible variable-speed pump-turbines; (7) a new powerhouse and substation located approximately 100 feet below ground and approximately 250 feet long by 75 feet wide by 100 feet high; (8) a vertical access tunnel approximately 400 feet high and 30 feet in diameter; (9) a breakwater constructed from precast concrete tetrapods; and (10) a new single-

circuit 230-kilovolt transmission line approximately 9 miles in length. The estimated annual generation of the Pendleton South Project would be approximately 3,607 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Stover, Hydro Green, LLC, 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 310, Westmont, IL 60559; phone: (877) 556-6566 ext. 709.

FERC Contact: Mary Greene; phone: (202) 502-8865.

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-14548-000.

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-14548) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Dated: December 19, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,


FR Doc. 2013-30830 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am