[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Page 62511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25208]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13528-001]

Soule Hydro LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On September 1, 2012, Soule Hydro LLC, 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 Soule River 
Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on the Soule River near 
Hyder within the Ketchikan Recording District in Alaska. 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 the following: (1) A 265-
foot-high, 903-foot-long Main dam; (2) a 265-foot-high, 2,024 feet-long 
Saddle dam adjacent to the main dam; (3) a storage reservoir with a 
surface area of 1,072 acres and active storage capacity of 91,800 acre-
feet; (4) a 16-foot-diameter, 11,400-foot-long conduit tunnel; (5) a 
powerhouse with approximate dimensions of 80 feet wide by 160 feet long 
containing three Francis-type turbines with total installed capacity of 
77 megawatts; (6) a marine access facilities including staging area, 
boat ramp, barge basin, float, and access road; (7) a 138-kilovolt 
buried transmission line extending 700 feet from the powerhouse across 
the Soule River, 10 miles submarine cable across the Portland Canal, 
then 2.5 miles overhead to the point of interconnection at the existing 
BC Hydro substation near Stewart; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The 
estimated annual generation of the project would be 200 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Bob Grimm, Alaska Power & Telephone Company, 
P.O. Box 3222, 193 Otto Street, Port Townsend, Washington 98368; phone: 
(360) 385-1733 ext. 120.
    FERC Contact: Kim A. Nguyen; phone: (202) 502-6015.
    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 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.
    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-13528) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: October 5, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-25208 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]