[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Pages 12958-12959]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5320]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13834-000]

Amnor Hydro West Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On August 23, 2010, and supplemented on November 3, 2010, Amnor 
Hydro West, 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 Unity Dam Hydropower Project (project) to 
be located at the Unity reservoir and dam in Hereford, Baker County, 
Oregon. Unity reservoir and dam are owned and operated by the U.S. 
Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are currently used for 
irrigation. 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 utilize flows from the Unity reservoir 
and would consist of the following: (1) A new 110-foot-long open 
channel beginning near the left abutment of the dam and connecting with 
three 63-inch-diameter butterfly valves; (2) three new 656-foot-long, 
63-inch-diameter steel penstocks that connect to a new powerhouse; (3) 
a new 30-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, 30-foot-high powerhouse with three 
Francis turbine/generating units for an installed capacity of 4 
megawatts; (4) a new 98-foot-long tailrace; (5) a new 1,000-foot-long, 
14.7-kilovolt transmission line extending from the powerhouse to a 
proposed substation; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The estimated 
annual generation of the project would be 17.5 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Adam Supronik, 42 Pearsall Street, Staten 
Island, NY 10305, phone: (347) 415-9600.
    FERC Contact: Patrick Murphy; phone: (202) 502-8755.

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    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:[sol][sol]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:[sol][sol]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:[sol][sol]www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13834-000) in the docket 
number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2011-5320 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]