[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 78 (Friday, April 23, 2010)]
[Pages 21286-21287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9408]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13526-002]

Bowersock Mills and Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted 
for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for 
Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, 
Recommendations, and Prescriptions

April 16, 2010.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original Major License.
    b. Project No.: 13526-002.
    c. Date Filed: February 8, 2010.
    d. Applicant: Bowersock Mills Power Company (Bowersock).
    e. Name of Project: Bowersock Mills and Power Company Expanded 
Kansas River Hydropower Project.
    f. Location: The project would be located on the Kansas River in 
Douglas County, Kansas. The project would not affect Federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Sarah Hill-Nelson, The Bowersock Mills and 
Power Company, P.O. Box 66, Lawrence, Kansas 66044; (785) 766-0884.
    i. FERC Contact: Monte TerHaar, (202) 502-6035, or via e-mail at 
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from 
the issuance of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the 
Commission within 105 days from the date of this notice.
    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/ferconline.asp) under the 
``eFiling'' link. For a simpler method of submitting text only 
comments, click on ``Quick Comment.'' 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 eight copies to: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person 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.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    l. Project Description: The existing Bowersock dam and powerhouse 
currently operates under an exemption (Project No. 2644) as a small 
hydropower project of 5 megawatts (MW) or less. The proposed project 
would consist of the existing Bowersock dam and two powerhouses; the 
existing powerhouse on the South bank of the Kansas River, and a 
proposed powerhouse on the North bank of the Kansas River. The proposed 
project would have a total capacity of 6.6 MW and generate an estimated 
33 gigawatt-hours annually. The electricity produced by the project 
would be sold to a local utility.
    The proposed project would consist of the following:
    (1) The existing 665-foot-long, 17-foot-high timber-crib Bowersock 
Dam; (2) raising the existing flashboards from 4 feet high to 5.5 feet 
high; (3) the existing 4.3-mile-long reservoir, having a normal water 
surface elevation of 813.5 feet mean sea level; (4) the existing South 
powerhouse, containing seven turbine/generator units having an 
installed capacity of 2.012 MW; (5) a proposed North powerhouse with 
four turbine/generator units, having an installed capacity of 4.6 MW; 
(6) a proposed 20-foot-wide roller gate; (7) a proposed intake flume 
with trashracks; (8) a proposed 150-foot-long canoe portage and fishing 
platform located along the North bank of the Kansas River; (10) a 
proposed 765-foot-long, 12-kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting 
to an existing 535-foot-long 2.3-kV transmission line; and (8) 
appurtenant facilities.
    The project would be operated in a run-of-river mode, where water 
levels in the reservoir would be maintained near the top of the flash 
boards. To avoid potential flooding of upstream lands, the project 
would incorporate a 20-foot-wide roller gate designed to release flows 
up to 2,600 cfs. In addition, the flashboards would be designed to 
collapse during periods of high inflows when the water surface 
elevation rises 6 inches above the top of the flashboards.

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    m. A copy of the application is 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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and 
issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.
    n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of 
intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of 
intent allows an interested person to file the competing development 
application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention 
deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be 
accepted in response to this notice.
    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 a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.
    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 application.
    All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (2) set forth in the heading the name of the 
applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing 
responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the 
person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth 
their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 
18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly 
from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must 
be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the 
particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to 
this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons 
listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.

Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2010-9408 Filed 4-22-10; 8:45 am]