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

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Start Preamble June 11, 2009.

On April 27, 2009, Hydrodynamics, Inc. filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Quake Lake Hydroelectric Project, which would be located at Quake Lake on the Madison River, in Madison and Gallatin Counties, Montana. The project would be located on U.S. Forest Service and private lands. 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 permission.

The proposed project would consist of the following:

(1) An existing 1,380-foot-long, 210-foot-high landslide-formed earthen dam; (2) an existing reservoir having a surface area of 636 acres and a storage capacity of approximately 50,000 acre-feet at the normal water surface elevation of 6,395 feet mean sea level; (3) a new 30-foot by 30-foot, 50-foot-high submerged concrete intake; (4) a new 9-foot-diameter, 3,200-foot-long penstock; (5) a new powerhouse containing two generating units with a combined installed capacity of 5.05 megawatts; (6) a new tailrace discharging flows into the Madison River; (7) a new substation; (8) a new 12.5-kilovolt, 4-mile-long transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 40 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Ben Singer, Project Manager, Hydrodynamics, Inc., P.O. Box 1136, Bozeman, MT 59771; phone: (406) 587-5086.

FERC Contact: Dianne Rodman, (202) 502-6077.

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, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13436) 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. E9-14290 Filed 6-17-09; 8:45 am]