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D. Stephen Sorensen; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Competing Applications

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Start Preamble August 14, 2009.

On April 16, 2009, D. Stephen Sorenson filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Piute Dam Hydro Project located on the Sevier River in Piute County, Utah. 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 1,403-foot-long, 80-foot-high earthen Dam; (2) an existing reservoir having a surface area of 3,360 acres and a storage capacity of 74,000 acre-feet and normal water surface elevation of 5,990 feet mean sea level; (3) a proposed penstock 4 feet wide and 560 feet long; (4) a proposed powerhouse containing a 1,543-kilowatt turbine generator; (5) a tailrace; (6) a proposed 2,300-foot-long overhead transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The proposed Piute Dam Hydro Project would have an average annual generation of 4.15 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Robert W. Worley, Sunrise Engineering, Inc., 25 East 500 North, Filmore, UT 64631, phone: (435) 743-6151.

FERC Contact: Joseph P. Hassell, 202-502-8079.

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-13433) 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. E9-20366 Filed 8-24-09; 8:45 am]