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On June 10, 2010, Lanai, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Lanai Pumped Storage Project to be located on the Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of Lanai City, in Maui County, Hawaii. 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 artificial, lined 57-acre reservoir created by the construction of embankments; (2) an approximately 11,650-foot-long conduit joined to the Pacific Ocean; (3) three reversible pump-turbines, totaling 300 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity, with up to 100 MW of additional pumping capacity; (4) an approximately 6-mile-long, single-circuit 230-kilovolt transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Lanai Pumped Storage project would be 919,800 megawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Matthew Shapiro, CEO, Gridflex Energy, LLC, 725 1210 W. Franklin St., Suite 2, Boise, ID 83702; phone: (208) 246-9925.
FERC Contact: Shana Murray (202) 502-8333.
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. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 Start Printed Page 63468CFR 4.36. 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/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven 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 Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13798-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.Start Signature
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2010-25961 Filed 10-14-10; 8:45 am]
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