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Reliable Storage 1 LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On March 25, 2011, Reliable Storage 1 LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower near the town of Sneedville, on Keaton Creek, in Hancock County, Tennessee. 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 pumped storage project would consist of the following: (1) A 160-foot-high, 4,386-foot-long earth embankment dam; (2) an upper reservoir with a surface area of 57.4 acres and an 4,563 acre-foot storage capacity; (3) a 180-foot-high, 323-foot-long earth embankment dam creating; (4) a lower reservoir with a surface area of 32.1 acres and an 2,553 acre-foot storage capacity; (5) one 24-foot-diameter, 3,400-foot-long penstock; (6) a bifurcation to three penstocks each 16-foot-diameter, and 50-foot-long; (7) a powerhouse/pumping station containing three pump/generating units with a total generating capacity of 309 megawatts; (8) a substation; (9) a 5.62-mile-long, 500 kV transmission line to an existing distribution line; and (10) a new 3,420-foot-long access road. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 322,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh), which would be sold to a local utility.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Daniel R. Irvin, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston MA 01244; phone (978) 252-7631.

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 Start Printed Page 30340electronically 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-14120-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: May 18, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-12870 Filed 5-24-11; 8:45 am]