[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 4 (Friday, January 6, 2012)]
[Pages 790-791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13212-002]

Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On October 3, 2011, Kenai Hydro, LLC, Alaska, filed an application 
for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project to be located on Grant Lake and Grant 
Creek, near the town of Moose Pass, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The 
project affects federal lands administered by the

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U.S. Forest Service within the Chugach 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 consist of: (1) Either (a) a 2-foot-high 
by 120-foot-long, concrete gravity dam at Grant Lake, or (b) a natural 
lake outlet, with a 48-inch-diameter pipe extending back into Grant 
lake, a gate house, regulating gate, controls, and monitoring 
equipment; (2) Grant Lake, the project reservoir, with a total storage 
capacity of 15,900 acre-feet and a water surface area of 1,790 acres at 
full pool elevation of 700 feet above mean seal level; (3) a 3,200-
foot-long, 10-foot-diameter horseshoe tunnel; (4) a 72-inch-diameter, 
360-foot-long, welded steel penstock; (5) a 200-foot-long open channel 
tailrace; (6) a 45-foot by 60-foot by 30-foot-high powerhouse 
containing two horizontal Francis type turbine units totaling 5 
megawatts (MW) (1 x 4 MW unit and 1 x 1 MW unit) of generating 
capacity; and (7) a transmission line consisting of either a 3.5-mile-
long, 24.9 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, or a 1-mile-long, 115 kV 
transmission line, connecting the powerhouse to the City of Seward's or 
to Chugach Electric's transmission line. The total energy output would 
be 19,700 megawatthours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Mike Salzetti, Kenai Hydro, LLC, 3977 Lake 
Street, Homer, AK 99603; phone (907) 283-2375.
    FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan; phone: (202) 502-8434.
    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-13212) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: December 29, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-4 Filed 1-5-12; 8:45 am]