[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 62 (Friday, March 30, 2012)]
[Pages 19279-19280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7642]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14354-000]

Long Canyon Pumped Storage Project; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On January 12, 2012, Utah Independent Power, Inc., Nevada, 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 Long 
Canyon Pumped Storage Project to be located near the town of Moab, 
Grand County, Utah. The

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project would affect federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management. 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 
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) An upper 
reservoir formed by a 160-foot-high by 6,750-foot-long, roller-
compacted concrete (RCC) dam (an open ``U''--shaped structure varying 
from grade to roughly 160-foot-high) having a total storage capacity of 
5,530 acre-feet and a water surface area of 90 acres at full pool 
elevation of 6,000 feet above mean-sea-level (msl); (2) a lower 
reservoir formed by a 200-foot-high by 730-foot-long, RCC dam, having a 
total storage capacity of 5,530 acre-feet and a water surface area of 
110 acres at full pool elevation of 4,200 feet msl; (3) two 8,510-foot-
long by 16-foot-diameter penstocks; (4) an underground powerhouse 
roughly 750-feet-long by 175-feet-high by 70-feet-wide; (5) two 320-
foot-long by two 18-foot diameter tailraces; (6) an access tunnel 
roughly 36-feet-in-diameter and 2,470-feet-long, connecting the 
project's powerhouse to Grand County Highway 279; (7) the existing 
trail-road relocated to the south side of the reservoir to an elevation 
of 4,210 feet msl; and (8) pump-turbines with a capacity of roughly 800 
megawatts (MW) (3 units x 267 MW unit). The annual energy output would 
be approximately 1,077,000 megawatthours. Twin 25--kilovolt (kV) 
circuit transmission lines would interconnect with an existing Rocky 
Mountain Power transmission line via a 40-mile-long interconnection.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Frank L. Mazzone, Utah Independent Power, 
Inc., 957 Fairway Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476; phone (707) 996-2573.
    FERC Contact: Brian Csernak; phone: (202) 502-6144.
    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-14354) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: March 23, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-7642 Filed 3-29-12; 8:45 am]