[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 15, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13742-000; Project No. 13757-000; Project No. 13764-000; 
Project No. 13786-000]


Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XXXIV; FFP Missouri 5, LLC; 
Solia 2 Hydroelectric, LLC; Emsworth Hydro, LLC; Notice of Competing 
Preliminary Permit Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting 
Comments, and Motions to Intervene

December 8, 2010.
    On May 18, 2010, Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXXIV, FFP Missouri 5, 
LLC, and Solia 2 Hydroelectric, LLC, filed applications, and on May 19, 
2010, Emsworth Hydro, LLC, filed an application, pursuant to section 
4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of 
hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emsworth Locks and Dam 
on the Ohio River near the town of Emsworth, in Allegheny County, 
Pennsylvania. 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.
    Descriptions of the proposed Emsworth Lock and Dam Projects:
    Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XXXIV's proposed project 
(Project No. 13742-000) would consist of: (1) Two lock frame modules 
109 feet long, 40 feet high, and weighing 1.16 million pounds each, and 
containing 10 generating units having a total combined capacity of 36 
megawatts (MW); (2) two 30-foot-high, 75-foot-long prefabricated 
concrete walls attached to pilings in the river; (3) a 25-foot-long, 
50-foot-wide switchyard having a transformer; and (4) a 1,500-foot-
long, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to an existing substation. The 
proposed project would have an average annual generation of 157.79 
gigawatt-hours (GWh), which would be sold to a local utility.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark R. Stover, Hydro Green Energy LLC, 5090 
Richmond Avenue 390, Houston, TX 77056; phone (877) 556-6566 
x709.
    FFP Missouri 5, LLC's proposed project (Project No. 13757-000) 
would consist of: (1) An excavated intake and tailrace channel slightly 
longer and wider than the powerhouse; (2) a 200-foot-long, 200-foot-
wide, 50-foot-high powerhouse containing five generating units having a 
total installed capacity of 32.7 MW; and (3) a 1,500-foot-long, ranging 
from 34.0 to 230-kV, transmission line. The proposed project would have 
an average annual generation of 141.3 GWh, which would be sold to a 
local utility.
    Applicant Contact: Ms. Ramya Swaminathan, Free Flow Power 
Corporation, 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 
283-2822.
    Solia 2 Hydroelectric, LLC's proposed project (Project No. 13764-
000) would consist of: (1) A 300-foot-long, 160-foot-wide excavated 
intake channel; (2) a 200-foot-long, 160-foot-wide excavated tailrace; 
(3) a 200-foot-long, 200-foot-wide, 50-foot-high concrete powerhouse 
containing two generating units with a combined capacity of 32 MW; and 
(4) a 11,500-foot-long transmission line. The proposed project would 
have an average annual generation of 140.0 GWh, which would be sold to 
a local utility.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Douglas Spaulding, P.E., Nelson Energy, 8441 
Wayzata Blvd., Suite 101, Golden Valley, MN, 55426; phone (952) 544-
8133.
    Emsworth Hydro, LLC's proposed project (Project No. 13786-000) 
would consist of: (1) A 240-foot-long, excavated power canal; (2) a 
165-foot-long, excavated tailrace; (3) a powerhouse containing four 
7.8-MW generating units having an estimated total capacity of 31 MW; 
(4) a switchyard; and (5) a 1.6-mile-long, 69.0-kV transmission line. 
The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 116.7 
GWh, which would be sold to a local utility.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Brent Smith, Symbiotics LLC., P.O. Box 535, 
Rigby, ID 83442; phone (208) 745-0834.
    FERC Contact: Gaylord Hoisington, (202) 502-6032.
    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. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site 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; call toll-free at (866) 208-
3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission 
strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-
filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. 
Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    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-13742-000, 13757-000, 13764-000, or 13786-
000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.

Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-31414 Filed 12-14-10; 8:45 am]
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