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Lock + TM Hydro Friends Fund XI, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On June 2, 2009, Lock + TM Hydro Friends Fund XI, LLC, filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Mean Green Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the Mississippi River, in Jackson County, Iowa and Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

The proposed Mean Green Project would be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 12, near Bellevue, Iowa.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) One new underwater frame module containing nine turbines with a total installed capacity of about 6.4 megawatts which would be installed in the Corps' unused auxiliary lock located adjacent to the Corps' active lock; (2) a new removable lock door; (3) a new switchyard, transformer, and control room which would be located on the Iowa side of the river; (4) a new 1000-foot-long, 36.7 kilovolt transmission line, which would deliver power from the turbines to an existing transformer tie-in bus located at the Corps' lock and dam facilities; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The Mean Green Project would have an estimated average annual generation of about 53,039 megawatts-hours, which would be sold to a local utility.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Wayne F. Krouse, Managing Partner, Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XI, 5090 Richmond Avenue #390, Houston, TX 77056, 877-556-6566 x709.

FERC Contact: John Ramer, (202) 502-8969.

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 Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13500) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3372.

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Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-19619 Filed 8-14-09; 8:45 am]