On November 24, 2008, FFP Project 34, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 7 Water Power Project (Lock & Dam 7 Project), to be located at River Mile 702.5 on the Mississippi River in Winona County, Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin, and near the town of La Crescent, MN. Also, the reservoir runs through a portion of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
The proposed Lock & Dam 7 Project would be integral with: (1) The existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lock & Dam No. 7 comprised of a 940-foot-long gated dam section with 5 roller gates and 11 tainter gates, a 600 foot-long lock, and a 8,100-foot-long earth dike; and (2) an existing 21-square-mile reservoir at a normal pool elevation of 639.0 feet mean sea level and 79,000 acre-feet of storage.
The proposed project would consist of: (1) 25 Very Low Head (VHL) generating units and 75 hydrokinetic generating units totaling 14.5 megawatts (MW) installed capacity; (2) a new 69-kilovolt transmission line connected to an existing above ground local distribution system; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated average annual generation of 73,600 megawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Mr. Daniel R. Irvin, Free Flow Power Corporation, 33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, phone (978) 252-7631.
FERC Contact: Patrick Murphy, (202) 502-8755.
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 http://www.ferc.gov/filing-comments.asp. More information about this project 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-13337) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3372.Start Signature
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. E9-11802 Filed 5-20-09; 8:45 am]
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