[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Pages 5798-5799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01614]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14462-000]

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

    On October 19, 2012, Ceresco Hydroelectric Dam, 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 
Ceresco Hydroelectric Project (Ceresco Project or project) to be 
located on Kalamazoo River, near Ceresco, Calhoun County, Michigan. 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.
    From the right to the left embankment, the proposed project would 
consist of the following: (1) A 190-acre surface area, 2,000 acre-feet 
capacity reservoir at the proposed normal pool elevation of 876.8 feet 
National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (2) a dam comprised of (a) a 126-
foot-wide, 13-foot-high straight drop stoplog spillway composed of six 
20.5-foot-long bays; (b) a 51-foot-wide, 10-foot-high gated spillway 
composed of two 24-foot-wide vertical lift gates; (c) a 36-foot-wide 
needle embankment section; (d) a 130-foot-wide abandoned powerhouse; 
and (e) a 130-foot-wide earthen embankment; (3) a 500-kilowatt Very Low 
Head turbine to be installed just downstream of the two stoplog bays 
closest to the gated spillway; (4) a 400-foot-long, 480-volt 
transmission line connecting the project electrical control building on 
the needle embankment to the Consumers Energy substation on the left 
abutment; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the Ceresco Project would be 2,500 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Daniel Busher, 110 Knapp Dr., Suite 114, 
Battle Creek, MI 49015; phone: (269) 288-2646.
    FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban; phone: (202) 502-6211.
    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:// 

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www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-
14462) in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: January 18, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-01614 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]