On May 22, 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 Fresno Reservoir Hydroelectric Project, which would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) existing Fresno dam on the Milk River, in Hill County, Montana. 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) A new 72-inch-diameter, 80-foot-long steel pipe bifurcating from the existing dam outlet works; (2) a new powerhouse containing two generating units with a combined installed capacity of 2.0 megawatts; (3) a new tailrace discharging flows into the Milk River; (4) a new substation; (5) a new 69-kilovolt, 2.6-mile-long transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 7.7 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 (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp) under the “eFiling” link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on “Quick Comment.” For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and eight copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13474) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.Start Signature
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. E9-21868 Filed 9-10-09; 8:45 am]
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