[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Pages 29366-29367]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11926]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14503-000]

Archon Energy 1, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On February 26, 2013, Archon Energy 1, Inc., 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 Kern River Drop 2 
and 3 Hydroelectric Project (Kern River Drop 2 and 3 Project or 
project) to be located on the Kern River, near the city of Bakersfield 
in Kern County, California. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, 

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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 two river drop developments. 
Each of the proposed in-stream installations would consist of the 
following: (1) A 40-foot-wide concrete diversion canal approximately 
150 feet in length; (2) two VLH 4000 turbo-generators; (3) a 10-by-10-
foot electrical shack; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The proposed 
project would have a total installed capacity of 2 megawatts and 
generate an estimated average annual energy production of 14 gigawatt-
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Paul Grist, Archon Energy 1, Inc., 101 E. 
Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2800, Tampa, Florida 33602, phone: (403) 618-2018.
    FERC Contact: Corey Vezina; phone: (202) 502-8598, email: 
[email protected].
    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 five 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-14503) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-11926 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]