[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68757-68759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27961]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project Nos. P-13404-002, P-13405-002, P-13406-002, P-13407-002, P-
13408-002, P-13411-002, and P-13412-002]


Clean River Power MR-1, LLC; Clean River Power MR-2, LLC; Clean 
River Power MR-3, LLC; Clean River Power MR-5, LLC; Clean River Power 
MR-6, LLC; Clean River Power MR-7, LLC; Clean River Power MR-8, LLC; 
Notice of Applications Tendered for Filing With the Commission and 
Soliciting Additional Study Requests

    a. Type of Applications: Original Major Licenses.
    b. Project Nos.: 13404-002, 13405-002, 13406-002, 13407-002, 13408-
002, 13411-002, and 13412-002.
    c. Dated Filed: October 31, 2012.
    d. Applicants: Clean River Power MR-1, LLC; Clean River Power MR-2, 
LLC; Clean River Power MR-3, LLC; Clean River Power MR-5, LLC; Clean 
River Power MR-6, LLC; Clean River Power MR-7, LLC; and Clean River 
Power MR-8, LLC (Clean River Power), subsidiaries of Free Flow Power 
Corporation.
    e. Names of Projects: Beverly Lock and Dam Project, P-13404-002; 
Devola Lock and Dam Project, P-13405-002; Malta/McConnelsville Lock and 
Dam Project, P-13406-002; Lowell Lock and Dam Project, P-13407-002; 
Philo Lock and Dam Project, P-13408-002; Rokeby Lock and Dam Project, 
P-13411-002; and Zanesville Lock and Dam Project, P-13412-002.
    f. Location: At existing locks and dams formally owned and operated 
by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but now owned and operated by the 
State of

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Ohio on the Muskingum River in Washington, Morgan, and Muskingum 
counties, Ohio (see table below for specific project locations).

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     Project No.           Projects        County(s)        City/town
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P-13404..............  Beverly Lock     Washington.....  Upstream of the
                        and Dam.                          city of
                                                          Beverly.
P-13405..............  Devola Lock and  Washington.....  Near the city
                        Dam.                              of Devola.
P-13406..............  Malta/           Morgan.........  Southern shore
                        McConnelsville                    of the town of
                        Lock and Dam.                     McConnelsville
                                                          .
P-13407..............  Lowell Lock and  Washington.....  West of the
                        Dam.                              city of
                                                          Lowell.
P-13408..............  Philo Lock and   Muskingum......  North of the
                        Dam.                              city of Philo.
P-13411..............  Rokeby Lock and  Morgan.........  Near the city
                        Dam.                              of Rokeby.
P-13412..............  Zanesville Lock  Muskingum......  Near the center
                        and Dam.                          of the city of
                                                          Zanesville.
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    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contacts: Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Operating Officer, 
Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 
02114; or at (978) 283-2822.
    Daniel Lissner, General Counsel, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 
Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283-2822.
    Alan Topalian, Regulatory Attorney, Free Flow Power Corporation, 
239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283-2822.
    i. FERC Contact: Aaron Liberty at (202) 502-6862; or email at 
aaron.liberty@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: December 31, 2012.
    All documents 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 or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (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.
    m. The applications are not ready for environmental analysis at 
this time.
    n. The proposed Beverly Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located on the Muskingum River at river mile (RM) 24.6, and consist of 
the following new facilities: (1) A 37-foot-long, 52-foot-high, 75-
foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch clear bar spacing trash racks; 
(2) a 160-foot by 75-foot powerhouse located downstream of the dam on 
the left bank of the Muskingum River; (3) two turbine-generator units 
providing a combined installed capacity of 3.0 megawatts (MW); (4) a 
65-foot-long, 75-foot-wide draft tube section; (5) a 40-foot by 40-foot 
substation; (6) a 970-foot-long, three-phase, overhead 69-kilovolt (kV) 
transmission line to connect the project substation to the local 
utility distribution lines; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average 
annual generation would be about 17,853 megawatt-hours (MWh).
    The proposed Devola Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located at RM 5.8, and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
160-foot-long, 66-foot-high, 80-foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch 
clear bar spacing trash racks; (2) a 160-foot by 80-foot powerhouse 
located on the bank of the Muskingum River opposite the existing lock; 
(3) two turbine-generator units providing a combined installed capacity 
of 4.0 MW; (4) a 65-foot-long, 80-foot-wide draft tube section; (5) a 
40-foot by 40-foot substation; (6) a 3,600-foot-long, three-phase, 
overhead 69-kV transmission line to connect the project substation to 
the local utility distribution lines; and (7) appurtenant facilities. 
The average annual generation would be about 20,760 MWh.
    The proposed Malta Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located at RM 49.4, and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
37-foot-long, 52-foot-high, 80-foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch 
clear bar spacing trash racks; (2) a 160-foot by 80-foot powerhouse 
located adjacent to the right bank of the dam; (3) two turbine-
generator units providing a combined installed capacity of 4.0 MW; (4) 
a 65-foot-long, 80-foot-wide draft tube section; (5) a 40-foot by 40-
foot substation; (6) a 1,500-foot-long, three-phase, overhead 69-kV 
transmission line to connect the project substation to the local 
utility distribution lines; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average 
annual generation would be about 21,895 MWh.
    The proposed Lowell Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located at RM 13.6, and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
37-foot-long, 52-foot-high, 80-foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch 
clear bar spacing trash racks; (2) a 160-foot by 75-foot powerhouse 
located adjacent to the left bank of the dam; (3) two turbine-generator 
units providing a combined installed capacity of 5 MW; (4) a 65-foot-
long, 75-foot-wide draft tube section; (5) a 40-foot by 40-foot 
substation; (6) a 1,200-foot-long, three-phase, overhead 69-kV 
transmission line to connect the project substation to the local 
utility distribution lines; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average 
annual generation would be about 30,996 MWh.
    The proposed Philo Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located at RM 68.6, and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
40-foot-long, 20-foot-high flap gate bay; (2) a 37-foot-long, 52-foot-
high, 80-foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch clear bar spacing trash 
racks; (3) a 160-foot by 75-foot

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powerhouse located on the bank of the Muskingum River opposite the 
existing lock; (4) two turbine-generator units providing a combined 
installed capacity of 3 MW; (5) a 65-foot-long, 80-foot-wide draft tube 
section; (6) a 40-foot by 40-foot substation; (7) a 1,600-foot-long, 
three-phase, overhead 69-kV transmission line to connect the project 
substation to the local utility distribution lines; and (8) appurtenant 
facilities. The average annual generation would be about 15,957 MWh.
    The proposed Rokeby Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located at RM 57.4, and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
37-foot-long, 52-foot-high, 80-foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch 
clear bar spacing trash racks; (2) a 160-foot by 75-foot powerhouse 
located on the bank of the Muskingum River opposite the existing lock; 
(3) two turbine-generator units providing a combined installed capacity 
of 4 MW; (4) a 65-foot-long, 75-foot-wide draft tube section; (5) a 40-
foot by 40-foot substation; (6) a 490-foot-long, three-phase, overhead 
69-kV transmission line to connect the project substation to the local 
utility distribution lines; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average 
annual generation would be about 17,182 MWh.
    The proposed Zanesville Lock and Dam Water Power Project would be 
located at RM 77.4, and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
135-foot-long, 16-foot-high, 30-foot-wide intake structure with 2-inch 
clear bar spacing trash racks; (2) two 10-foot diameter, 62-foot-long 
buried steel penstocks; (3) a 45-foot by 37-foot powerhouse located 
approximately 2,750 feet downstream of the dam; (4) two turbine-
generator units providing a combined installed capacity of 2 MW; (5) a 
31-foot-long, 37-foot-wide draft tube; (6) a 40-foot by 40-foot 
substation; (7) a 400-foot-long, three-phase, overhead 69-kV 
transmission line to connect the project substation to the local 
utility distribution lines; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The average 
annual generation would be about 12,295 MWh.
    The applicant proposes to operate all seven projects in a run-of-
river mode, such that the water surface elevations within each project 
impoundment would be maintained at the crest of each respective dam 
spillway.
    o. A copy of the applications are available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. Copies are also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    p. Procedural schedule: The applications will be processed 
according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. 
Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

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Issue Notice of Acceptance.............  January 2013.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments..  February 2013.
Comments on Scoping Document 1.........  April 2013.
Issue Scoping Document 2...............  April 2013.
Issue notice of ready for environmental  July 2013.
 analysis.
Commission staff issues EA.............  January 2014.
Comments due on EA.....................  February 2014.
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    Final amendments to the applications must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: November 9, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-27961 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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