[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7774-7775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02242]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14480-000]

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company; Notice of Preliminary 
Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions 
To Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On January 11, 2013, Alaska Electric Light and Power Company 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 
Sheep Creek Hydroelectric Project (Sheep Creek Project or project) to 
be located on Sheep Creek, near the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. 
The project would not affect federal lands. 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 10-foot-
high, 75-foot-long concrete diversion dam at an elevation of 620 feet 
above mean sea level; (2) an overflow spillway; (3) a 4,750-foot-long, 
36-inch-diameter penstock; (4) a powerhouse containing a single, 3.3-
megawatt generating unit; (5) a tailrace that would discharge directly 
into Sheep Creek; (6) a switchyard, located adjacent to the powerhouse, 
consisting of a single 3.5-megavolt-ampere (MVA) transformer to adjust 
voltage to 23 kilovolts; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project 
would generate an estimated average of 13,317 megawatt-hours annually.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Scott Willis, Alaska Electric Light & Power, 
5601 Tonsgard Ct., Juneau, AK 99801; phone: (907) 463-6396.
    FERC Contact: Adam Beeco; phone: (202) 502-8655.
    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/

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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 
    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-14480) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-02242 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]