Electric rate and corporate regulation filings: Hydroelectric applications,

 
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[Federal Register: November 25, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 227)]

[Notices]

[Page 65199-65200]

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests, and Comments

November 19, 1998.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filedwith the Commission and is available for public inspection:

  1. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.

  2. Project No.: 11623-000.

  3. Date filed: November 3, 1998.

  4. Applicant: Energy Recycling Company.

  5. Name of Project: Klamath County Water Power Project.

  6. Location: In Klamath County, Oregon, partially in Bureau of Land Management lands. T39S, R11E (sections 35 and 36), T39S, R12E (sections 19, 20, 30, and 31), T40S, R12E (sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, and 26), T40S, R13E (section 6).

  7. FiledPursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. Secs. 791(a)- 825(r).

  8. Applicant Contact: Mr. Douglas Spaulding, Energy Recycling Company, 1030 North Tyrol Trail, Minneapolis, MN 55416, (612) 315-6309.

  9. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Hector M. Perez, E-mail address hector.perez@ferc.fed.us, or telephone 202-219-2843.

  10. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protest: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.

    All documents (original and eight copies) should be filedwith: David P. Boergers, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20426.

    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.

  11. Description of the Project: The proposed pumped storage project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) An upper reservoir with a maximum storage capacity of 14,300 acre-feet and an area of 199 acres at maximum normal water surface elevation of 5,523 feet above mean sea level (msl), impounded

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    by two earth and rock fill embankments, 178 and 50-foot-high, respectively, with a crest elevation of 5,533 feet msl; (2) a 24-foot- diameter, 1,326-foot-long vertical shaft; (3) a 24-foot-diameter, 3,200-foot-long concrete-lined tunnel; (4) four, 12-foot-diameter, 355- foot-long, steel-lined penstocks; (5) a powerhouse with four 250- megawatt pump/turbines; (6) a 1,500-foot-long by 38-foot-wide D-shaped tailrace tunnel; (7) a lower reservoir with a maximum storage capacity of 16,900 acre-feet and an area of 405 acres at maximum water surface elevation of 4,191 feet msl, impounded by a 49-foot-high earth and rockfill embankment, with a crest elevation of 4,200 feet msl; (8) a 4- mile-long, 500-kilovolt transmission line connecting the project to Captain Jack substation; and (9) other appurtenances. The project would operate as a closed system using water obtained from groundwater sources.

  12. Locations of the application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed on the web at www.ferc.fed.us. Call (202) 208-2222 for assistance. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

  13. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.

    A5. Preliminary Permit--Anyone desiring to file a competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A completing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.

    A7. Preliminary Permit--Any qualified development applicant desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular application, either a competing development application or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.

    A9. Notice of intent--A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.

    A10. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit--A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary permit would include plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project.

    1. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene--Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211 .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular applications.

    2. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION'', ``COMPETING APPLICATION'', ``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filedby providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Project Review, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any notice of intent, competing application or motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

    D2. Agency Comments--Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives. Linwood A. Watson, Jr., Acting Secretary.

    [FR Doc. 98-31453Filed11-24-98; 8:45 am]

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