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Lock Hydro Friends Fund XLI; Allegheny 7 Hydro, LLC; Notice of Competing Preliminary Permit Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, and Motions To Intervene

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Start Preamble November 19, 2010.

On May 18, 2010, Lock Hydro Friends Fund XLI, and Allegheny 7 Hydro, LLC filed applications, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Allegheny River Lock & Dam No. 7 located on the Allegheny River in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. 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.

Descriptions of the Proposed Allegheny River Lock & Dam No. 7 Projects

Lock Hydro Friends Fund XLI's project (Project No. 13736-000) would consist of: (1) Two 24-foot-high, 75-foot-long prefabricated concrete walls attached to the downstream side of the Corps dam which would support one frame module; (2) the frame module would be 109 feet long and weigh 1.16 million pounds and contain 10 generating units with a total combined capacity of 12.5 megawatts (MW); (3) a new switchyard containing a transformer; (4) a proposed 6,000-foot-long, 36.7-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to an existing substation. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 54.787 gigawatt-hours (GWh), which would be sold to a local utility.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark R. Stover, Hydro Green Energy LLC, 5090 Richmond Avenue #390, Houston, TX 77056; phone (877) 556-6566 x711.

Allegheny 7 Hydro, LLC's project (Project No. 13777-000) would consist of: (1) A proposed 100-foot-long excavated power canal; (2) a proposed powerhouse containing three generating units having a total installed capacity of 13.3 MW; (3) a 260-foot-long excavated tailrace; (4) a proposed 2.1-mile-long, 69.0-kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 49.7 GWh, which would be sold to a local utility.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Brent Smith, Symbiotics LLC, P.O. Box 535, Rigby, ID 83442; phone (208) 745-0834.

FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502-6093.

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 CFR 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​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at​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 at; 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 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 the Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13736-000 or 13777-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2010-29852 Filed 11-26-10; 8:45 am]