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Thousand Springs Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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Start Preamble July 21, 2008.

On February 25, 2008, Thousand Springs Hydro, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Thousand Springs Pump Storage Hydroelectric Project, located on the Thousand Springs Creek, in Elko County, Nevada.

The proposed pumped storage project would consist of: (1) An enlargement of the existing gravity dam to 80 feet in height, with a crest length of 650 feet, and a hydraulic head of 60 feet, and an upper gravity dam 220 feet in height, with a crest length of 1,700 feet and a hydraulic head of 200 feet, (2) a proposed upper reservoir having a surface area of 350 acres, with a storage capacity of 11,600 acre-feet and a normal water surface elevation of 5,680 feet mean sea level (msl), (3) a proposed lower reservoir having a surface area of 660 acres, with storage capacity of 10,500 acre-feet and normal water surface elevation of 5,200 feet msl, (4) a 360-inch-diameter steel penstock approximately 7,130 feet long, (5) a proposed powerhouse containing six generating units having a total installed capacity of 470 megawatts, (6) a switchyard, (7) a 115 kV transmission line approximately 21.7 miles in length, and (8) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would generate approximately 1,370 gigawatt hours annually, which would be sold to a local utility.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Daniel K. Dygert, COO, Carrus Land Systems, LLC, 1047 S. 100 W., Ste. 210, Logan, UT 84321, (435) 787-2211, and Mr. Brent L. Smith, COO, Symbiotics, LLC, P.O. Box 535, Rigby, ID 83442, (208) 745-0834.

FERC Contact: Kelly Houff, 202-502-6393.Start Printed Page 43737

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. 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 under the “e-Filing” link. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and eight copies should be mailed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. For more information on how to submit these types of filings please go to the Commission's Web site located at​filing-comments.asp. More information about this project can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of the Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13134) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3372.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E8-17149 Filed 7-25-08; 8:45 am]