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Amnor Hydro West Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On August 23, 2010, and supplemented on November 3, 2010, Amnor Hydro West, Inc. 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 Unity Dam Hydropower Project (project) to be located at the Unity reservoir and dam in Hereford, Baker County, Oregon. Unity reservoir and dam are owned and operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are currently used for irrigation. 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 flows from the Unity reservoir and would consist of the following: (1) A new 110-foot-long open channel beginning near the left abutment of the dam and connecting with three 63-inch-diameter butterfly valves; (2) three new 656-foot-long, 63-inch-diameter steel penstocks that connect to a new powerhouse; (3) a new 30-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, 30-foot-high powerhouse with three Francis turbine/generating units for an installed capacity of 4 megawatts; (4) a new 98-foot-long tailrace; (5) a new 1,000-foot-long, 14.7-kilovolt transmission line extending from the powerhouse to a proposed substation; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the project would be 17.5 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Adam Supronik, 42 Pearsall Street, Staten Island, NY 10305, phone: (347) 415-9600.

FERC Contact: Patrick Murphy; phone: (202) 502-8755. Start Printed Page 12959

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 or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (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 Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13834-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: March 2, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-5320 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]