[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2011)]
[Page 57731]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23740]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No: 14206-000]

Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and 
Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; 
Kachess Dam Hydropower, LLC

    On May 31, 2011, Kachess Dam Hydropower, LLC filed an application 
for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power 
Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Kachess Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located at Kachess Reservoir dam, 
owned and operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation near Cle Elum and 
Roslyn in Kittitas County, Washington. The proposed project would also 
occupy U.S. Forest Service lands within the Wenatchee National Forest.
    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.
    The proposed project would utilize flows at the existing Kachess 
reservoir and would consist of the following new features: (1) A 36-
inch diameter, 200-foot-long steel-reinforced plastic pipe penstock; 
(2) a 40-foot by 30-foot concrete powerhouse containing a 1.5-megawatt 
Francis turbine/generator unit; (3) an approximately 600-foot-long, 
13.8-kilovolt transmission line interconnecting with a local utility's 
line, and (4) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation 
of the project would be 5.1 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Carl Spetzler, Kachess Dam Hydropower, LLC, 745 
Emerson Street, Palto Alto, CA 94301, phone (650) 475-4467.
    FERC Contact: Patrick Murphy, phone: (202) 502-8755.
    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 [email protected] 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.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14206-000) in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 9, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2011-23740 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]