[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 164 (Thursday, August 22, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43353-43356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-21411]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[Project Nos. 11580-000, et al.]


Hydroelectric Applications [Cascade Energy Limited Partnership, 
et al.]; Notice of Applications

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection:
    1 a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.
    b. Project No.: 11580-000.
    c. Date filed: June 3, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Cascade Energy Limited Partnership.
    e. Name of Project: Lewis River Pumped Storage Project.
    f. Location: On the Lake Merwin section of the Lewis River, 
approximately 19 miles southeast of the

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city of Longview, in Cowlitz and Clark Counties, Washington. Sections 
9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 33, and 34 in T6N, R3E; sections 3 and 4 in T5S, 
R3E.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 791(a)-
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Carol H. Cunningham, Consolidated Pumped 
Storage, Inc., 680 Washington Blvd., 5th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901, 
(203) 425-8850.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Michael Strzelecki, (202) 219-2827.
    j. Comment Date: October 24, 1996.
    k. Description of Project: The applicant is exploring two 
alternative schemes for the proposed pumped storage project. Both 
alternatives would utilize PacifiCorp's existing Lake Merwin (FERC 
Project No. 935) as a lower reservoir. The first alternative would also 
consist of: (1) a 240-foot-high dam and 105-acre upper reservoir; (2) a 
26-foot-diameter, 6,800-foot-long penstock; (3) a powerhouse containing 
four generating units with a total installed capacity of 700 MW; (4) 
two 26-foot-diameter, 1,500-foot-long tailraces; and (5) appurtenant 
facilities.
    The second alternative would also consist of: (1) a 150-foot-high 
dam, a 100-foot-high dam, and an 84-acre upper reservoir; (2) a 24-
foot-diameter, 3,800-foot-long penstock; (3) a powerhouse containing 
three generating units with a total installed capacity of 500 MW; (4) 
two 24-foot-diameter, 1,350-foot-long tailraces; and (5) appurtenant 
facilities.
    No new access roads will be needed to conduct the studies.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.

    2 a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.
    b. Project No.: 11589-000.
    c. Date filed: July 19, 1996.
    d. Applicant: United Power Corporation.
    e. Name of Project: Bryant Mountain Hydroelectric Pumped Storage 
Project.
    f. Location: Partially on lands administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management, approximately 3 miles northeast of the town of Malin, in 
Klamath County, Oregon. Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, and 14 in T41S, R12E; 
Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, 35, and 36 in T40S, R13E; Sections 19, 20, 29, 
30, and 31 in T40S, R13E.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 791(a)-
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: United Power Corporation, Mr. Bart O'Keeffe, 
P.O. Box 245, Byron, CA 94514, 510-634-1550.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Michael Strzelecki, (202) 219-2827.
    j. Comment Date: October 24, 1996.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed pumped storage project 
would consist of: (1) an 80-foot-high dam and 40-foot-high dam forming 
a 500-acre upper reservoir; (2) a 35-foot-diameter, 16,570-foot-long 
power tunnel connecting the upper reservoir with a lower reservoir; (3) 
a 65-foot-high dam forming the 570-acre lower reservoir; (4) a 
powerhouse containing four generating units with a combined installed 
capacity of 1,000 MW; (5) a 4-mile-long transmission line 
interconnecting with an existing Pacific Southwest transmission line; 
and (6) appurtenant facilities.
    Water for the project will come from the Bureau of Reclamation's 
and Klamath Irrigation District's ``D'' Canal.
    No new access roads will be needed to conduct the studies.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.

    3 a. Type of Application: Transfer of License.
    b. Project No.: 2506-018.
    c. Date filed: July 22, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Mead Corporation, Publishing Paper Division.
    e. Name of Project: Escanaba.
    f. Location: On the Escanaba River, near the township of Escanaba 
in Delta and Marquette Counties, Michigan.
    g. File Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact:
Mr. Max Curtis, Upper Peninsula Power Co., 600 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. 
Box 130, Houghton, Michigan 49931, (906) 487-5063.
Ms. Amy S. Koch, McKenna LLP, 1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 600 South 
Lobby, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 466-9270.

    i. FERC Contact: Thomas F. Papsidero (202) 219-2715.
    j. Comment Date: September 30, 1996.
    k. Description of Filing: Application to transfer the license for 
the Escanaba Project to the Upper Peninsula Power Company.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B, C2 & D2.

    4 a. Type of Application: Amendment of License.
    b. Project No.: 2697-007.
    c. Date filed: May 13, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Northern States Power Company.
    e. Name of Project: Cedar Falls.
    f. Location: On the Red Cedar River, in Dunn County, Wisconsin.
    g. File Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact:

Lloyd Everhart, Northern States Power Company--Wisconsin, 100 North 
Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701, (715) 839-2692.
William J. Madden, Jr., John A. Whittaker, IV, Winston & Strawn, 1400 L 
Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 371-5700.

    i. FERC Contact: Tom Papsidero, (202) 219-2715.
    j. Comment Date: September 30, 1996.
    k. Description of Proposed Action: The licensee requests an 
amendment to extend the expiration date of the license for the Cedar 
Falls Project from January 31, 2001 to March 31, 2005. The licensee 
makes this request so that the expiration date coincides with the 
expiration date for its Menomonie Project, located on the Red Cedar 
River approximately six miles downstream of the Cedar Falls Project.
    Concurrent expiration dates for both projects would be more 
efficient for all interested parties, including the Commission and 
state and federal resource agencies, because environmental and other 
relicensing issues could be addressed concurrently. The licensee has 
coordinated its request with the State of Wisconsin Department of 
Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who have no 
objection.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B, C1, D2.

    5 a. Type of Application: Joint Application for Transfer of 
License.
    b. Project No.: 8864-012.
    c. Date Filed: July 16, 1996.
    d. Applicants: Weyerhaeuser Company and Calligan Hydro, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Calligan Creek Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Calligan Creek in King County, Washington.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC Secs. 791 (a)-825 
(r).
    h. Contacts:

Mr. Richard A. Ryon, 7001-396th S.E., Snoqualmie, WA 98065, (206) 888-
2511 ext. 251.
Mr. Martin W. Thompson, 19515 North Creek Parkway, Suite 310, Bothell, 
WA 98011-8200, (206) 487-6541.

    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Lynn R. Miles, (202) 219-2671.
    j. Comment Date: September 27, 1996.
    k. Description of the Proposed Action: The licensee, Weyerhaeuser 
Company, seeks to transfer the project license to Calligan Hydro, Inc.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B, C2, and D2.

    6 a. Type of Application: Joint Application for Transfer of 
License.

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    b. Project No.: 9025-008.
    c. Date Filed: July 16, 1996.
    d. Applicants: Weyerhaeuser Company and Hancock Hydro, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Hancock Creek Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Hancock Creek in King County, Washington.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC Secs. 791 (a)-825 
(r).
    h. Contacts:

Mr. Richard A. Ryon, 7001-396th S.E., Snoqualmie, WA 98065, (206) 888-
2511 ext. 251.
Mr. Martin W. Thompson, 19515 North Creek Parkway, Suite 310, Bothell, 
WA 98011-8200, (206) 487-6541.

    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Lynn R. Miles, (202) 219-2671.
    j. Comment Date: September 27, 1996.
    k. Description of the Proposed Action: The licensee, Weyerhaeuser 
Company, seeks to transfer the project license to Hancock Hydro, Inc.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B, C2, and D2.

    7a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.
    b. Project No.: 11588-000.
    c. Date filed: July 15, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Alaska Power and Telephone Company.
    e. Name of Project: Otter Creek.
    f. Location: On the Kasidaya Creek, within City of Skagway City 
Limits (S.E. Alaska), Alaska, partially within the Tongass National 
Forest.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C., Sec. 791(a)-
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Robert S. Grimm, President, Alaska Power 
and Telephone Company, P.O. Box 222, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (206) 
385-1733.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Hector M. Perez, (202) 219-2843.
    j. Comment Date: October 24, 1996.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: 
(1) a 30-foot-long, 15-foot-high concrete or wood crib diversion 
structure and a screened intake; (2) a small impoundment with a surface 
area of about 5 acres; (3) a 42-inch-diameter and 3,000-foot-long 
penstock; (4) a prefabricated metal powerhouse with an installed 
capacity of 4.5 Kw; (5) a short tailrace; (6) a 35-Kv transmission line 
connecting the project to the distribution system of the Dewey Lakes 
Project No. 1051; and (6) other appurtenances.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.
    8 a. Type of filing: Notice of Intent to File An Application for a 
New License.
    b. Project No.: 2589.
    c. Date filed: July 29, 1996.
    d. Submitted By: Board of Light and Power, City of Marquette, 
Michigan, current licensee.
    e. Name of Project: Marquette.
    f. Location: On the Dead River, in Marquette County, Michigan.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 15 of the Federal Power Act, 18 CFR 
16.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    h. Effective date of original license: April 1, 1962.
    i. Expiration date of original license: July 30, 2001.
    j. The project consists of three developments:
    (1) Development No. 1, comprising: (a) Dam No. 2 (Upper Dam), a 
425-foot-long, 55-foot-high concrete structure consisting of a 202-
foot-long overflow section with spillway crest elevation 770.98 feet 
NGVD, a short closed section, a 33-foot-wide penstock intake section 
with trash racks, headgates, and a gate house, and an abutment wall; 
(b) the Forestville Reservoir, having a 106-acre surface area; and (c) 
appurtenant facilities;
    (2) Development No. 2, comprising: (a) A 90-inch-diameter, 4,167-
foot-long woodstave pipeline from Dam No. 2 to a 30-foot-diameter 
concrete surge tank, and two 78-inch-diameter, 450-foot-long steel 
penstocks from the surge tank to Plant No. 2; (b) Plant No. 2, a 
powerhouse containing an installed generating capacity of 3,200-kW; (c) 
generator leads to the 2-phase switchyard; (d) one 2-phase bus and one 
3-phase bus; (e) two 2,000-kVA transformers; and (f) appurtenant 
facilities.
    (3) Development No. 3, comprising: (a) Dam No. 3 (Lower Dam), a 
970-foot-long, 20-foot-high structure, consisting of a 79-foot-long 
concrete overflow section with spillway crest elevation 638.0 feet 
NGVD, a gated section having two 10-foot-wide, 10-foot-high tainter 
gates, an embankment section having continuous reinforced concrete 
corewalls, and a 21-foot-wide penstock intake section with trashracks 
and a headgate; (b) a one-mile-long, 110-acre surface area reservoir; 
(c) a 96-inch-diameter, 139-foot-long steel penstock; (d) Plant No. 3, 
a powerhouse containing an installed generating capacity of 700-kW; (e) 
generator leads; (f) a bank of 2,400/7,200-volt transformers; (g) a 
1.66-mile-long, 7,200-volt transmission line to the 3-phase side of the 
switchyard at Plant No. 2; and (h) appurtenant facilities.
    The project has a total installed capacity of 3,900-kW.
    k. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.7, information on the project is available 
at: Marquette Board of Light and Power, 2200 Wright Street, Marquette, 
Michigan 49855, (906) 228-0320.
    l. FERC contact: Charles T. Raabe (202) 219-2811.
    m. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a 
new license and any competing license applications must be filed with 
the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the 
existing license. All applications for license for this project must be 
filed by July 30, 1999.
    9 a. Type of Action: Proceeding Pursuant to Article 408, Proposed 
Amendment of License for Whitewater Boating.
    b. Project No: 9690-025.
    c. License Issued: April 14, 1992.
    d. Licensee: Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Rio Project.
    f. Location: Mongaup River in Orange and Sullivan Counties, New 
York.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r) 
and Article 408 of project license.
    h. Licensee Contact: Mr. Hans Hasnay, Orange and Rockland 
Utilities, Inc., One Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965, (914) 577-
2648.
    i. FERC Contact: Heather Campbell, (202) 219-3097.
    j. Comment Date: September 23, 1996.
    k. Description of Proposal: Pursuant to article 408, the Commission 
staff is considering revising the approved whitewater boating release 
schedule to provide for scheduled two-turbine releases. These two-
turbine releases are currently taking place at the discretion of the 
licensee when ample water is present.
    A public notice was issued on July 17, 1996 with a comment date of 
August 23, 1996. On August 5, 1996, the Upper Delaware Council 
requested an extension of 30 days for comments. This notice is to 
inform all parties that comments on the proposal to amend the license 
will be accepted until September 23, 1996.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B, C1, and D2.

Standard Paragraphs

    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

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the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing 
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 economic analysis, preparation of 
preliminary engineering 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.
    B. 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, 
385.211, 385.214. 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 application.
    C. 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 filed by providing the original and 
the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations to: The 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, 
N.E., Washington, D.C. 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.
    C1. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS 
FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS'', ``PROTEST'', OR ``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 filed 
by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the 
Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. A copy of 
any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of 
the Applicant specified in the particular application.
    C2. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS 
FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS,'' ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING 
APPLICATION,'' ``COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``PROTEST,'' or ``MOTION TO 
INTERVENE,'' as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular 
application to which the filing refers. Any of these documents must be 
filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by 
the Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. 
A copy of a 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.

    Dated: August 16, 1996 Washington, D. C.
Lois D. Cashell,
Secretary.
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