[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Page 27809]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12669]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14568-002]

CB Energy Park, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted For Filing And Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, And 
Competing Applications

    On June 1, 2017, CB Energy Park, LLC filed an application for a 
preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, 
proposing to study the feasibility of the Coffin Butte Pumped Storage 
Project (project) to be located near Two Dot in Wheatland and Meagher 
Counties, Montana. 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:

Lower Reservoir

    (1) A 5,000-foot-long, 50-foot-high earth and roller compacted 
concrete embankment; (2) a 50-acre lower reservoir with a storage 
capacity of 2,500-acre-foot at an elevation of 5,200 feet; (3) a 
temporary pump and pipeline to bring initial fill water to the lower 
reservoir from Martinsdale Reservoir; (4) a new well; (5) a powerhouse 
containing two Ternary 125-megawatt (MW) turbine/generator units, for a 
total installed capacity of 250 MW; and (6) an approximately 10-mile-
long, 230-kilovolt transmission line connecting to the proposed Gordon 
Butte substation.

Upper Reservoir

    (1) A 4,600-foot-long, 50-foot-high earth and roller compacted 
concrete embankment; (2) a 50-acre upper reservoir with a storage 
capacity of 2,500-acre-foot at an elevation of 6,240 feet; (3) a 12-
foot-diameter, 4,000-foot-long steel-lined tunnel connecting the two 
reservoirs; and (4) appurtenant facilities.
    The estimated annual generation of the project would be 880,000 
    Applicant Contact: Carl Borgquist, CB Energy Park, LLC, 209 South 
Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 309, Bozeman, MT 59771, phone: (406) 585-3006; 
Martin J. Weber, P.E., Stanley Consultants, Inc., 5775 Wayzata Blvd., 
No. 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, phone: (952) 546-3669; or Steve Padula, 
McMillen Jacobs and Associates, 500 Broadway Street, Suite 606, 
Vancouver, WA 98660, phone: (360) 576-3579.
    FERC Contact: Kim Nguyen, (202) 502-6105.
    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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications using the Commission's eFiling system at 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], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-14568-002.
    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/elibary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14568) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: June 13, 2017.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2017-12669 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]