[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Page 12728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5211]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13059-001]

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

    On January 31, 2011, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) 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 developing incremental capacity at PG&E's licensed Pit 3, 4, 5 
project (No. 233), located on the Pit River in Shasta County, 
California. 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: (1) A new 
single-unit powerhouse with a turbine and generator constructed 
downstream of the right abutment of the existing Pit 4 dam. The 
proposed project would have an expected capacity of 2.2 megawatts and 
an expected annual average energy production of 11.3 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Randal S. Livingston, Vice President--Power 
Generation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, 245 Market Street, MS 
N11E, P.O. Box 770000, San Francisco, CA 94177; phone: (415) 973-6950.
    FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff; phone: (202) 502-6824.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 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-13059-001) in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: March 1, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2011-5211 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]