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Muskingum Valley Hydro; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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Start Preamble September 1, 2009.

On July 6, 2009, Muskingum Valley Hydro filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Muskingum Valley Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 13535, to be located at the existing Hoover Dam, on the Big Walnut River, in Franklin County, Ohio. 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 existing Hoover Dam is owned and operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and includes the existing reservoir, dam, outlet works, and tailrace. The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 85.5-foot-high earth fill concrete gravity Hoover Dam equipped with a 680-foot-long ogee spillway; (2) an existing 3,272-acre impoundment with a normal water surface elevation 890 feet mean sea level; (3) a new 30-foot-long by 30-foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine generator units for a total installed capacity of 3.5 megawatts; (4) a new 600-foot-long, 14.7-kilovolt transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would operate in run-of-river mode and generate an estimated average annual generation of 30,600,000 kilowatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Randall J. Smith, Muskingum Valley Hydro, 4950 Frazeysburg Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701, (740) 891-5424.

FERC Contact: Michael Watts, (202) 502-6123.

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 “eFiling” 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-13535) 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-21626 Filed 9-4-09; 8:45 am]

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