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Mahoning Hydropower, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On November 4, 2010, Mahoning Hydro, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Stonewall Jackson Hydroelectric Project, to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Stonewall Jackson dam on the West Fork River, in the Town of Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia. 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 utilize the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Stonewall Jackson dam and would consist of: (1) An existing 42-inch-diameter, 100-foot-long penstock; (2) an existing 50-foot by 50-foot powerhouse, containing one existing generating unit with a generating capacity of 300 kilowatts (kW), discharging directly into the existing stilling basin through a 10-foot-wide, 4-foot-high draft tube opening; (3) an approximately 400-foot-long, 12.4-kilovolt (kV) existing transmission line connecting to an existing distribution system owned by Allegheny Power; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Stonewall Jackson Hydroelectric Project would be 1,800 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Anthony J. Marra III, 11365 Normandy Lane, Auburn Township, Ohio 44023; phone: (440) 804-6627.

FERC Contact: Timothy Konnert, (202) 502-6359.

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. 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-13877-000) 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. 2011-296 Filed 1-10-11; 8:45 am]