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BPUS Generation Development LLC; Notice of Application for Preliminary Permit Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble November 4, 2008.

On October 2, 2008, BPUS Generation Development LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), to study the proposed Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project. The proposed project would be located in Grant and Douglas Counties, Washington. The project facilities would be located on federal lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and state lands administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. In addition, there are two existing dams associated with the lower reservoir of Banks Lake, and both dams are federally owned and operated by the USBR.

The proposed project, using the existing USBR's Banks Lake as the lower reservoir, would consist of: (1) A new lake as the upper reservoir, (2) a new underground powerhouse containing four pump/turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 1,040 megawatts (MW), (3) new upper and lower intake structures, power tunnel, and tailrace, (4) a new 2.4-mile-long, 500-kilovolt transmission line, and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 2,978 gigawatt-hours (GWh).

Applicant Contact: Mr. Jeffrey M. Auser, P.E., BPUS Generation Development LLC, 225 Greenfield Parkway, Suite 201, Liverpool, NY 13088, (315) 413-2821.

FERC Contact: Jake Tung, (202) 502-8757.

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-13296) 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. E8-26781 Filed 11-10-08; 8:45 am]